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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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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project
« 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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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project
« 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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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project
« 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.

Emily
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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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Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-here if you need us
« 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.