I cannot stand the anti sex work hive mind, esp from the left.
I rarely talk about all my trauma, because I know it will be used against me.
But f*ck it. Here we are. Let’s get honest about the sex trade and survival under this system
Eventually child services got us. I went to foster care.
This was life 🤷🏾♀️
It was shitty, but better than “all you can eat popcorn night” eating 🍿 make u realize how good food is
I hate to discuss this, Bc I know how past trauma is seen with sex workers, but fuxk it. I’m speaking truth. So I got raped. A lot.
Also, medical care in America is expensive. I had a job waitressing. But I couldn’t pay the bills
I wouldn’t call it empowering. Or amazing. But I did make enough money to keep my son alive.
And as someone who got locked in a basement with a rapist? Sex work was way less rapey overall (for me)
In that time I did street work. Sometimes sex work was my only job. Soemtimes I lived in my car.
Soemtimes cops found me and raped me.
Sometimes it was awful.
But I didn’t die
In an ideal world, nobody would be forced to trade sex for anything. But F*** you if you think you know consent better than these kids
How thee f*ck ever, nobody gets to dictate that lived experience.
And I will not tolerate anyone telling me I don’t understand nuance around consent or lived experiences
I get to determine what’s best/worst for me, even if trading sexual services offends your sensibilities.
I get to decide if f*cking for food or starving is more degrading.
Nobody gets to dictate what *my* real consent is. Or what *real* rape is.
I determine my own story. Bc it’s MY story.