I've been on the edge of my seat waiting for this collection to come out, and now it's here and it's even better than I expected. What I mean by that is - not only is it a desperately needed book about an incredibly stigmatized kind of work and marginalized kind of worker, it's also SO READABLE. My brain hasn't been able to absorb non-fiction very well these last few years, so good god what an absolute joy to read something so urgent and necessary that I can actually take in and retain and consider. It's such an enormous gift these contributors have given us; this extremely personal glimpse into their lives while they try to do what's best for themselves under the crushing weight of capitalism.
A must-read for anyone who cares about the labor movement, or who has ever had even a shred of an opinion on sex work or trafficking.— From Anje
Fiercely intelligent, fantastically transgressive, Working It is an intimate portrait of the lives of sex workers. A polyphonic story of triumph, survival, and solidarity this collection showcases the vastly different experiences and interests of those who have traded sex; among them a brothel worker in Australia, First Nation survivors of the Canadian child welfare system, and an afro-latina single parent raising a radicalized child. Packed with first-person essays, interviews, poetry, drawings, mixed-media collage, and photographs Working It honors the complexity of lived experience. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hardboiled, these dazzling pieces will go straight to the heart.