SO PROUD of local SWers and their accomplishments!
SWOP Pittsburgh and City Books are pleased to announce the launch party for Working It: Sex Workers on the Work of Sex, edited by Matilda Bickers, Janis Luna, and Peech Breshears, with a foreword by Molly Smith (PM Press, 2023).
Fiercely intelligent, fantastically transgressive, Working It is an intimate portrait of the lives of sex workers. A polyphonic story of triumph, survival, and solidarity this collection showcases the vastly different experiences and interests of those who have traded sex; among them a brothel worker in Australia, First Nation survivors of the Canadian child welfare system, and an afro-latina single parent raising a radicalized child. Packed with first-person essays, interviews, poetry, drawings, mixed-media collage, and photographs Working It honors the complexity of lived experience. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hardboiled, these dazzling pieces will go straight to the heart.
The event will be held Sunday, April 2 from 2-4 PM at Glitter Box Theatre, 201 W. 8th Street, in Homestead. The event includes a clothing swap, readings, and a potluck.
The event is FREE but copies of the book will be available that afternoon for $17.00 (cash, credit card, Venmo, and PayPal accepted).
Registration is not required, but will help us plan how many books to bring. All contact info will be discarded after the event.
If you can’t attend, you can still purchase the book here.