These are tips for working with young folks in the sex trade.
- support the work of organizations that are led by youth in the sex trade and do not just merely “speak for or represent” the community
- do not ask for their “story”. they will share it with you when they are ready.
- they are not all just “victims” and/or “empowered. let them identify as they choose, do not choose for them.
- stay away from using the word prostitute or trafficking. let them choose what word they want to use to describe their own experiences. using sex trade is better.