I drew Sex Workers Are Sacred (2022) to honor the six Asian women in the US who lost their lives in the Atlanta Spa Shootings on March 16, 2021.
Sex work — different from sex trafficking — is a criminalized industry, leading to extremely unsafe conditions and a lack of protection for workers.
And yet in the face of adversity, sex workers are creative and brilliant. They invent and practice community care; sex education; safety & consent; polyamory; trans, queer, disabled, and decarceral feminisms; art; and business models. Sex workers are an essential fabric of our communities — and you may not even know it.
Sex workers are sacred.
Asian sex workers are sacred.