Publications

Publications / Presentations / Interviews / Reports 

Law, Criminalization and Transformative Justice
“When Your Money Counts On It: Sex Work and Transformative Justice” (editor) In Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement  Out now!

“Word Travels: The Social Network That Sex Workers Built” Bitch Magazine

“The Bogus BDSM Defence: The Manipulation of Kink as Consent to Assault” in Dis/Consent: Perspectives on Sexual Consent and Sexual Violence

How Canada’s Sex Work Laws Put Sex Workers At Risk — The Big Story Podcast

No Cop-Zone? Reflections on the Pussy Palace Raid” in Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer

Roundtable on Sex Work Politics and Prison Abolition  Upping The Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action

“Sex work and Stranger Violence: on policing, ‘rescue; and abolition” in The Abolitionist: A Publication of Critical Resistance. Issue 25: Policing

Testimony to House of Commons on “Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons” Act (Bill C 36)

Rights Not Rescue: on the harms of anti-trafficking policy (Law Union of Ontario)

After Bedford: Whats Next? on The Impacts of Swedish Model on the Lives of Sex Workers (Law Union of Ontario)


Sex, Labour and Capitalism
“F*ck You, Pay Me” in Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

“Sex Workers And Domestic Workers — Exploring The Parallels” Roundtable on solidarities between sex workers and domestic workers experiences in Europe, with a focus on migration.

Hard Lessons in Poverty Scholarship: Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth

Why I Started The Feminist Porn Awards (And What I Got Wrong”), Huffington Post


Sex Work and Migrant Justice

Migrant Sex Work Justice: A Justice-Based Approach to the Anti-Trafficking Movement” (co-author) in Marvellous Grounds: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto

“Migrant Sex Worker Justice: Building Alliances Across Movements” (co-author) in Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance

”Hiring a Sex Worker is Like Sunning on the Beach” in $pread: The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution

Tits and SassActivist Spotlight: The Migrant Sex Workers Project On Borders and Building Movements”


Sexual Harm
It’s Time To Confront Sexual Harassment In Marriage, TruthOut

Why Would White Women Vote For A Man So Widely Accused of Sexual Abuse?”  The Establishment

Stoya, James Deen And The Way Sex Work Stigma Hurts Survivors” MTV News

Contributing author “Use The Rights Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence in Canada” , Femifesto


Sex Work and Organizing

Organizing on the Corner: Trans Women of Colour and Sex Worker Activism in Toronto in the 1980s and 1990s” (Between the Lines Press)

“The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to Sustainable Funding” Network for Sex Work Projects, contributing author


Creative Writing

“What We’re Getting Wrong About Dissociation” Shameless Magazine

“A Dominant in Lust, Love and Heartbreak” The Rumpus

The God of Sluts, Ravishly

Poetry Feature Spread, Make/Shift Magazine: Feminisms in Motion 

We See Where Your Son Gets His Attitude From” Hip Mama Magazine (editor)

Video
Transcend/Transform:A Teach-In with Trans Folks and Allies
Decolonizing Solidarity: Conversations and Film Screening
Reclaiming Revolution: Sex Working, Trans, 2 Spirit Feminists Rise Up!
Remember the Living: Monica Forrester on Sisters in Spirit and Indigenous Sex Workers
Miss Major in Toronto

Interviews
CTV news Supreme Court decision to strike down the prostitution laws in Canada
Two For Space Jam Please Podcast On “F*ck You, Pay Me” From Pleasure Activism. November 2019
GenderFuge Podcast  On The Bogus BDSM Defence, with Andrea Zanin. October 2019 Radio Canada How anti-trafficking campaigns victimize migrant sex workers (full audio)
Washington Post Want to Figure Out The Rules of Consent? Ask Sex Workers
Esquire Magazine Will the Backpage Shutdown Make Sex Workers Less Safe?
CBC news Women strip-searched, charged in bathhouse raids reject public apology
The Advocate Was Apology from Toronto Police to LGBTQ Community Too Late?
Xtra Magazine Why these queer women stand in solidarity with gay men opposing Project Marie
Globe and Mail Activist on declining Toronto Police apology for 1981 bathhouse raids
Femifesto Sex Workers Are Experts at Sexual Consent
Huffington Post Let’s Dispel the Myths around Sex Workers and Assault
Dandyhorse Revolutions in Sex Work: Legislating Safety
Vice Canadian Cops Launched a Sting Operation Against Sex Workers Last Month
Now Magazine on sex worker responses to the Supreme Court ruling on prostitution
The Globe and Mail Are sex workers being heard in the legal dialogue over prostitution?

#TBT
Pussy Palace “Panty Picket” Protest against police harassment, Toronto, 2000
Briarpatch magazine Strange Bedfellows: How Feminism and Porn Get it On at the Feminist Porn Awards (2008)
Hindustan Times/AFP: Feminist porn awards are here (2006)
Xtra magazine Emma Would Be Proud: The First Feminist Porn Awards (2006)
Xtra magazine  Pussy Pals (2000)