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Re: Basis Sex Work Project- sex workers & the law new updated booklet
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2017, 04:02:13 PM »
Hi Folks,

It was International Sex Worker Rights Day on Friday March. The days history goes back to 2001, when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit.  The event was organised by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over 50,000 sex worker members, and members of their communities.  Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated 3rd March as an annual, international event, as International Sex Workers Rights Day.

So we thought it's a good time to flag up an updated info resource 'Sex Workers & the Law' , it's produced by Release, some of you may have seen it over the years. Well the new updated booklet and rights cards are now out.  You can download a pdf of it on the Release website  www.release.org.uk/publications/sex-workers-and-law-booklet   Over the last decade sex workers in the indoor and online sectors have found it really useful.

If you ever want to talk through any legal stuff associated with sex work do get in touch and of course for anything else be it free condoms, lube, sponges, screening options including screening with the outreach nurse who now comes out and about on outreach with us to visit people at their working flat/home whatever feels safe for them.
Call text or whatsapp Emily on 07710304306 email [email protected]  we're on live chat on Tuesday afternoons is you prefer to chat via that - get on that go to our website and click on the 'Chat with us box'  in the bottom left hand corner  on our website  www.basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/   

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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2017, 04:16:58 PM »
Hi Folks,

We thought some people might be interested in the 'Our Voices' booklet which has been coordinated  by Basis Yorkshire. It contains a variety of diverse stories and other perspectives from sex workers in Leeds. It aims to illustrate the diverse experiences of sex workers in Leeds, featuring people from a range of sectors including escorting. It aims to challenge the stigma and stereotypes about sex work.
Weve got poetry, 10 personal stories and artwork; all the way through the book as well, weve created our take on the iconic tart cards.
Throughout the book people share varying aspects of their lives, offer opinions and divulge funny moments.  People also share  thoughts on the law, stigma and sexual health, along with messages for the public, practitioners and other sex workers.  It also  adds to the many other voices calling for the decriminalisation of sex work in the UK!  Collectively, these perspectives are a testament to the diversity of the sex industry, yet of course, they are by no means representative of all womens experiences, nor do they account for the men and transgender men and women who work in the sex  industry.

The Our Voices book and A4 posters of selected tart cards are available to buy on Etsy  www.etsy.com/uk/listing/511701652/our-voices-perspectives-that-challenge  Please feel free to share any thoughts or any photos of the book on social media, using the hashtag #OurVoicesBook.

 

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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2017, 01:30:56 PM »
Hi Folks,

Just wanted to let you know I'm out and about in Leeds now every week with the sexual health nurse from Leeds Sexual Health who can give advice, provide a wide range of free screening and contraception in confidence. She also can provide Hep B vaccinations.

We can still provide you with self test kits, free condoms, lube, dams and gloves.

Just call, text or whatsapp me 07710304306 if you want to arrange a visit or email me at [email protected]

Anything else you want to chat about please get in touch
Take care, Emily
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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 03:34:59 PM »
Hi  All,

Wanted to remind folks -  as well as the free condoms, lube, wide range of screening and contraception you can get with me and the sexual health nurse   on outreach , a wide range of free screening and contraception in confidence - for those who prefer the clinic there are;

* two fast track appointments available for sex workers per day at 1.30 and 4.30 at Leeds Sexual Health. You just contact me to book one.

*Or you can drop in anytime to Leeds Sexual Health clinics -leedssexualhealth.com/wheretogo/clinicstimetable  If you  take a Red Umbrella card to the Merrion Centre leedssexualhealth.com/services/merrion-centre  this will mean you are recognized as a sex worker and will get a wider range of screening and they'll try and see you asap. Download the Red Umbrella card or save to your phone:  leedssexualhealth.com/wheretogo/redumbrella

We can still provide you with self test kits, free condoms, lube, dams and gloves.

Our Monday drop-in here at 94 North Street Leeds, LS27PN is geared towards online and indoor sex workers!
Just call, text or whatsapp me 07710304306 if you want to arrange a visit/or to chat or email me at [email protected]


Take care, Emily
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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-Monday dropin & Sex Health Nurse
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2017, 01:57:49 PM »
Hi Folks,

On Mondays between 1-4pm we have a drop in here at Basis 94 North Street Leeds, LS27PN which is  geared towards online and indoor sex workers!  People can pick up supplies,  network with other sex workers.   The lovely sexual health nurse we work with is here every other Monday  if you want screening and contraception there and then! It's a fabulous confidential, sex worker friendly service and is very popular with people working indoors or online.  She will be here on 26th June, 10th July, July 24th, August 14th. 

If you need anything before then just call, text or whatsapp me 07710304306 if you want to arrange a visit/or to chat or email me at [email protected]

I can come and meet you at your workplace or wherever you are comfortable to chat and to bring free condoms, lube, dams, gloves, and self test kits.

Enjoy the sun.

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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-Monday dropin & Sex Health Nurse
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2017, 01:00:06 PM »
Hi Folks

Wanted you to know Basis with the Sex Work Research Hub are hosting a screening of the film Scarlet Road - followed by and Q&A with Rachel Wotton  Thursday, 13 July 2017 from 14:30 to 16:30 in Leeds. The documentary Scarlet Road is a documentary about the extraordinary work of the Australian sex worker Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression,  Rachel has become highly specialized in working with clients with disability. Rachels philosophy, that human touch and sexual intimacy can be some of the most therapeutic aspects to our existence, is making a dramatic impact on the lives of her clients. While Rachels clients give a glimpse into her clients sexual self-discovery, Scarlet Road follows Rachel as she strives to increase awareness and access to sexual expression for people with disability. 

Rachel is also an active campaigner for both policy makers and the general public to recognise that sex work is work. She has been a part of an international movement to try to gain rights for sex workers and to end the social stigma and discriminatory practices that surround their occupation. She has worked with SWOP NSW and Scarlet Alliance - the Australian Sex Worker Association including developing innovative peer lead initiatives.  To bring greater understanding of her work she has helped set up Touching Base and has travelled overseas to present at conferences. Rachel is currently in Europe as part of  her Winston Churchill Trust Travel Fellowship. would like to attend

If you would like to attend text or whatsapp me 07710304306 or email me at [email protected] 

Emily



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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- here if you need us!
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2017, 02:05:41 PM »
Hi  All,

Summer still here and so are we. We're here if you need  free condoms, lube or just a chat. We have a wide range of screening and contraception you which you get from me and the sexual health nurse on outreach, just get in touch and we'll arrange a visit.

For those who want a summer check up and prefer the clinic there are;

* two fast track appointments available for sex workers per day at 1.30 and 4.30 at Leeds Sexual Health. You just contact me to book one.

*Or you can drop in anytime to Leeds Sexual Health clinics -leedssexualhealth.com/wheretogo/clinicstimetable  If you  take a Red Umbrella card to the Merrion Centre leedssexualhealth.com/services/merrion-centre  this will mean you are recognized as a sex worker and will get a wider range of screening and they'll try and see you asap. Download the Red Umbrella card or save to your phone:  leedssexualhealth.com/wheretogo/redumbrella

We can still provide you with self test kits, free condoms, lube, dams and gloves.

Our Monday drop-in here at 94 North Street Leeds, LS27PN is geared towards online and indoor sex workers!
Just call, text or whatsapp me 07710304306 if you want to arrange a visit/or to chat or email me at [email protected]


Enjoy the end of summer. Emily
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2017, 03:15:10 PM »
Hi Folks, 
You can always find out about our services on the Basis Sex Work Project website - www,basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/indoor-online-sexworkers/

Or Twitter @BasisSexWork
Or call, text, WhatsApp or email our Sex Work Outreach Worker (Emily) on  07710 304 306 

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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-here if you need us
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2017, 11:30:30 AM »
Hi Folks who live or work in Leeds if you need anything lots of ways you can get in touch with us:

Or call, text, WhatsApp or email our Sex Work Outreach Worker (Emily) on  07710 304 306
Or Twitter @BasisSexWork

You can always find out about our services on the Basis Sex Work Project website - www,basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/indoor-online-sexworkers/

For over twenty years Basis has been providing confidential sexual health and other services to sex workers in Leeds.

We're hear if you need us.

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« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2017, 03:04:20 PM »
Hi Folks,

In case you are interested the Sex Workers Opera team are offering a creative workshop in Leeds for current and former sex workers. This is taking place on Wednesday November 8th at Slung Low 4-6.30 pm.

Leeds Workshop
Date: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Time:  3.30pm-5.30 pm
Location:  Slung Low. The Holbeck Underground Ballroom (67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, LS11 9UA).

 No experience of drama music or any of the performance arts is necessary necessary - they just ask that people be a current or former sex worker to creative stuff!  the workshop is using the same model SWO used when they  we BUILT the Sex Workers Opera - then please come along! I you have you ever wanted to try your hand at  writing, singing, theatre, acting? Are you sick of stories being told ABOUT sex workers - but never by workers themselves? Want to create something powerful, fierce and meaningful with other sex workers? Then PLEASE come along to the workshop!   Absolutely no experience necessary -SWO welcome all sex workers who want to give it a go!

The workshops are a safe space - no one has to talk about what kind of work they do and there will be no photos or video of the process. You can contact SWO @sexworkersopera on twitter

If you want to speak to someone at Basis about the workshop email Amber on [email protected]

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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2017, 03:26:04 PM »
Hi Folks,

We wanted you to know Basis has been shortlisted for a Sexual Freedom Award in the category 'Activist of the year'  www.sexualfreedomawards.co.uk/2017-finalists/  . We are honored people in the industry have nominated us and value some of the work we do.

Also Emily Turner one of our outreach workers  is nominated in the 'Ally of the year  category'.  Some of you in Leeds will have meet Emily as she gets out and about to meet people where ever they want to with info, condom supplies or the sex health Nurse who Emily can visit people with.

The ceremony is next week in London and we'll let you know how we get on!
Thanks for your support SAAFE and SAAFE members  now and over the years.

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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- 17 days of action
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2017, 01:42:52 PM »
Hi Folks,

Just wanted to let you know of our campaign running over the next couple of weeks: 17 days to end violence against sex workers. This is the second year that the Basis Sex Work Project has run a campaign to raise money and awareness to support those women who have been victims of violence.  Through 17 Days of Action well be hosting a series of events to mark the 17th of December 2017; International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This year our campaign is bigger than ever and we are excited to share with you all the events we have planned for December and to let you know how you can get involved.

Events for #17 Days of Action

4th Dec (2-3:30pm) Seminar: Sex Work the basics @ Basis offices (94 North Street)
5th Dec (7:30pm) A Lolshevism comedy night with ex sex worker and comedian Miranda Kane @ Hyde Park Book Club
7th Dec (10am-2pm) Community Clean Up Holbeck
7th Dec Evening with Spoken Word Society
9th Dec (11am-3pm) Information stall and collection tin in Leeds City Centre (by the St Johns centre)
13th Dec (7:30pm) Sex Work Quiz Night @ Northern Monk
14th Dec (10am-2pm) Market stall @ Leeds Kirkgate Market
15th Dec (from 8pm) All night outreach (location tbc)
17th Dec International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, flash mob and remembrance event

How can you support us with the campaign?

There are many ways you can get involved with and become a part of our campaign:

Attend and share information about our events keep updating by liking our Facebook Page and following us on Twitter (@basissexwork)

Donate on our campaign page or through texting BSXW17 5 to 7007

Post a picture of a Red Umbrella and give your pledge to #EVASW #17daysofaction and ask your friends to the same tag us in!

Whether you are coming along to have a laugh with Miranda Kane, or to hear the real life stories of the women we support in their own words performed through spoken word poetry, we would love to see you there.

Thanks,
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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-17th Dec IDEVASW Events
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2017, 04:38:22 PM »
Hi Folks,

In the run up to International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers  on 17th December Basis has been carrying out it's 17 Days to end violence against sex workers campaign and running a whole host of events. Check them out on the Basis website at: www.basisyorkshire.org.uk/about-us/basis-campaign-2017-17-days-end-violence-sex-workers/

Still to take place are:

13th Dec (7:30pm)       Sex Work Quiz Night @ Northern Monk
14th Dec (10am-2pm) Market stall @ Leeds Kirkgate Market
15th Dec (from 8pm)  All night outreach (based out of Slung Low from 7 11,                                                 Basis offices after)
17th Dec : 12 am Meet at the Basis office at 12 (noon) for a reflective Red Umbrella Flash mob in City Centre followed by short Remembrance Event in our office  94 North Street, Leeds LS1

There are many ways you can get involved with and become a part of our campaign:

Attend and share information about our events keep updating by liking our Facebook Page and following us on Twitter (@basissexwork) Post a picture of a Red Umbrella and give your pledge to #EVASW #17daysofaction and ask your friends to the same tag us in!