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March 31, 2022 57 mins

That irresistible urge, the attraction, the anticipation and excitement for the slightest touch. Rachel calls it skin hunger.

Rachel Wotton is a Sex Worker living in Inner Sydney, Churchill Fellow and PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. Her PhD is about exploring the experiences of people with disabilities accessing sex workers in Australia.

Susan and Rachel talk about the misconceptions of two marginalised communities, the legacy of her 2011 documentary Scarlet Road, how her work has helped many people with disabilities to find independence and confidence and how she helped get sex work on the NDIS.

We want to make a follow up episode with Rachel with questions by you!
Ask anything here: https://bit.ly/HaveTheNerveRachelWotton. You will remain anonymous.

Information about what we've discussed in the episode:

Rachel Wotton:
https://www.rachelwotton.com/

Participate in her survey and read more about Rachel's research: http://www.pasa-research.com.au/

Scarlet Road documentary: https://www.scarletroad.com.au/about/

Winston Churchill Trust Fellow, 2016: https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellow/rachel-wotton-nsw-2016/

Touching Base: https://www.touchingbase.org/

NDIS funds used to pay for sex workers, court rules (Guardian article, 2020): https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/12/ndis-funds-pay-sex-workers-court-rules

NDIS and Sex Work (Touching Base): https://www.touchingbase.org/ndis-and-sex-work/

Credits
This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance by Michelle Kearney and Nathan Mikhael. Logo art by Cobie Ann Moore.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for-purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. For more information about our supports and services visit our Resource Hub at https://bit.ly/ResourceHubSCIA.

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Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for-purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. For more information about our supports and services, visit our Resource Hub at https://bit.ly/ResourceHubSCIA.

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