Why December 17? Audacia Ray explains…

“The first time Kyomya Macklean did sex work,” writes Audacia, “her client turned violent after she refused to have sex without a condom…”

But December 17 isn’t about stereotyping our clients. It’s about why that client is not very different from the police and others who claim to be “saving” us.

Read Audacia’s powerful informative  Guardian column here. And please join us on Friday at 7:30, Metropolitan Community Church in Manhattan.

Audacia Ray is a former sex worker and is the founder of the Red Umbrella Project, where she produces monthly storytelling events in New York, a podcast, and storytelling workshops that empower sex workers to tell their stories. She also consults on communications for the Global Network of Sex Work Projects. Her website is here.

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Free event: Thursday evening Aug 5, 7-10pm

Free event. Come to Audacia Ray’s monthly storytelling series, starring PONY member Veronica Vera!

When: Thurs Aug 5, reading from 8 -10 pm, doors at 7 pm
Where: Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street (between Forsyth and Eldridge) in Manhattan

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This month’s theme is Well Seasoned, also featuring: Lauren Wissot, Chelsea G Summers, Michael Pollack, and E.V. Fleurima, aka Ckiara Rose.

Veronica Vera‘s multi-faceted career began with several years on Wall Street. Later she began to earn an honest living through $ex.  She has been one of  PONY’s most dedicated  coordinators and a role model for thousands of New Yorkers.

Veronica is also the founder of Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls and author of two brilliant books about how to cross-dress with style and integrity.

Visit Veronica here.  Follow her on Twitter. Learn about the Red Umbrella Diaries here.


Admission is free, but your drinks tab will help PROS Network (Providers and Resources Offering Services to sex workers.)

Event is 21 and over, due to NY state drinking laws. Our government thinks you are old enough to lose a body part for your country at 18, but won’t let you order a glass of chardonnay until you are 21. Or sell non-violent access to your body at any age – hello?! But those are the rules.

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