Last night, Atlas members were graced with a presentation and poetry performance by Tart Parlor. Tart Parlor is a poetry collective run by and for sex workers and dedicated allies to honor sex workers' voices.
Atlas member, Shay, one of the founders of Tart Parlor, educated us on how much HIV and Sex Worker activism are intertwined. A big take away is how current legislation like the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act has endangered the sex worker community and done little to stop human trafficking.
If you missed out, never fear! You can read a poem by Emily Marie Passos Duffy (one of Tart Parlor’s organizers) published in the Boulder Weekly and follow Tart Parlor on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on shows and performances going on!
Sex Work = Work!