Sex worker activists
Sex worker activists are people who advocate for the rights of sex workers by improving working conditions, reducing stigma, and ending prohibition.
Tabitha Fringe Chase
Tabitha Fringe Chase (a.k.a. Tabby Chase; born July 24, 1977) is one of the first US activists investigated by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to come forward publicly alerting the media to the tar...
Thierry Schaffauser
Thierry Schaffauser is a French sex worker, social activist, writer and actor.
Schaffauser was born 1982 in Suresnes, a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France.
Tuppy Owens
Dr. Rosalind Mary "Tuppy" Owens (born 12 November 1944) is a British sex therapist, consultant, campaigner, and writer.Tuppy Owens was born in Cambridge. She gained a degree in zoology from Exeter Uni...
Shae Invidiata
Shae Invidiata is the founder of Free-Them, an organization opposing human trafficking through advocacy and awareness raising. She is also a social documentary photographer and focuses her photography...
Laura María Agustín
Laura María Agustín is an anthropologist who studies undocumented migration, informal labor markets, trafficking and the sex industry. Blogging and speaking publicly as the Naked Anthropologist, she i...
Carol Queen
Carol Queen is an American author, editor, sociologist and sexologist active in the sex-positive feminism movement. Queen has written on human sexuality in books such as Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicle...
Margo St. James
Margo St. James (born September 12, 1937), a self-described prostitute and sex-positive feminist, founded the organization COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), which advocates decriminalization of...
Nikki Thomas
Nikki Thomas is the former Executive Director of Sex Professionals of Canada.
She has three academic degrees from the University of Toronto in political science, sexual diversity studies and psych...
Triveni Acharya
Triveni Acharya is an Indian journalist and activist living in Mumbai, best known for her work with the anti-sex-trafficking group the Rescue Foundation.The group was originally founded by her husband...
Annie Sprinkle
Annie M. Sprinkle (born Ellen F. Steinberg on July 23, 1954) is an American sex educator, former prostitute, feminist stripper, pornographic actress, cable television host, porn magazine editor, write...
Susie Bright
Susannah "Susie" Bright (also known as Susie Sexpert) (born March 25, 1958) is an American feminist, author, journalist, critic, editor, publisher, producer, and performer, often on the subject of sex...
Kajsa Wahlberg
Kajsa Wahlberg is Sweden's national rapporteur on human trafficking opposition activities. She holds the title of Detective Inspector and serves on the Swedish National Police Board's human traffickin...
Selma James
Selma James (born 15 August 1930), is a co-author of the women's movement classic The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community (with Mariarosa Dalla Costa), co-founder of the International W...
Tracy Quan
Tracy Quan is an American writer and former sex worker. She is best known for her Nancy Chan novels. In addition, Quan has written a regular column for The Guardian website on pop culture, sex and pol...
Carol Leigh
Carol Leigh, aka The Scarlot Harlot, born 1951 in New York City, is an artist, author, film maker, and prostitutes' rights activist. She coined the term "sex worker"in a conference in 1978.She current...
Nina Hartley
Nina Hartley (born Marie Louise Hartman; March 11, 1959) is an American pornographic actress, pornographic film director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author.
Marie Louise Hartman was ...