This is the fourth episode in our 5-show series produced in collaboration with *The Black Sex Worker Collective* ( https://www.blacksexworkercollective.org/ ). *On July 22nd, the collective will host a 22-hour event called* *Who’s Allowed To Make Money? Workers In Solidarity* ( https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-black-sex-worker-collective-30400735870 ) , to support sex workers and other freelance artists directly impacted by COVID-19. Starting with Episode 115, each weekly episode up until the event will feature some of the many performers and activists who are scheduled. You can catch up on this series, and all of our episodes, at anytime on *sexcompod.com* ( http://www.sexcompod.com/ ).
The stigma of sex affects many things and the treatment of sex workers is but one example. Sex workers face discrimination, prosecution and an absence of basic labor rights. As we approach the close of this series, I hope these interviews have created awareness and inspired not only compassion, but supportive action as well.
Today’s interview is with Antonia Crane and AM Davies, two members of Soldiers of Pole ( https://soldiersofpole.com/ ) , a Stripper Union Movement. During the July 22nd fundraiser, Soldiers of Pole will host Strippers Unite; a performance and Q&A about organizing and strippers in the midst of a pandemic during an uprising ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strippers-unite-whos-allowed-to-make-money-workers-in-solidarity-tickets-112376352696 ). In this episode we discuss the lack of labor rights facing sex workers in the U.S., visions for a better future, misconceptions about the work, and some personal details about our guests.
* *Tickets / Info: Black Sex Workers Collective 22-Hour Fundraiser Event* ( https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-black-sex-worker-collective-30400735870 ) *
* *Tickets to the Soldiers of Pole Event: Strippers Unite — Performance and Q&A* ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strippers-unite-whos-allowed-to-make-money-workers-in-solidarity-tickets-112376352696 ) *
* *The Black Sex Worker Collective* ( https://www.blacksexworkercollective.org/ )
Some information about the fight for Sex Worker rights:
*More information about today's guests and their personal projects:
* *Soldiers Of Pole Website* ( https://soldiersofpole.com/ ) *
* *Antonia Crane Website* ( https://antoniacrane.me/ ) *
* *AM Davies Website* ( https://www.thequeenofsexy.com/ )
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