45. CE Hoffman
All In A Day's (Sex) Work
by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
C E Hoffman was born, gave birth, and tried to die in Edmonton, AB (not necessarily in that order.) A grant winner and Writer’s Union of Canada member, they wrote their first novel at eleven, and have continued writing ever since. Their #OwnVoices collection SLUTS AND WHORES is available via Thurston Howl Publications, and their chapbook BLOOD, BOOZE, AND OTHER THINGS IN NATURE is forthcoming from Alien Buddha Press. Find more weirdness at cehoffman.net All In A Day's (Sex) Work is produced by Blair Hopkins and brought to you in part by SWOP-Behind Bars. Music by Johnny Sketch and The Dirty N ..read more
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44. Remembering Diana Hemingway
All In A Day's (Sex) Work
by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Started in Seattle in 2003 by Dr. Annie Sprinkle and SWOP-USA as a tribute to the victims of the Green River Killer, December 17th has become a global movement. Between now and the 17th, I’ll post mini episodes in rememberance of a sex worker lost to violence. On the 17th, SWOP-Behind Bars will be hosting a 24-hour online vigil which is open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDaytoendViolenceAgainstSexWorkers/ Today's episode is presented in memory of Diana Hemingway.  Resources: Remembering Diana ..read more
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43. International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers [Rebroadcast]
All In A Day's (Sex) Work
by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Started in Seattle in 2003 by Dr. Annie Sprinkle and SWOP-USA as a tribute to the victims of the Green River Killer, December 17th has become a global movement. Between now and the 17th, I’ll post mini episodes in rememberance of a sex worker lost to violence. On the 17th, SWOP-Behind Bars will be hosting a 24-hour online vigil which is open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDaytoendViolenceAgainstSexWorkers/ Today's episode presented in memory of: Wendy Lee Coffield Gisele Ann Lovvorn Debra Lynn Bonner ..read more
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42. Deviant Ollam
All In A Day's (Sex) Work
by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
There’s a lot of overlap between hackers and sex workers. The two demographics share obstacles regarding constant misrepresentation and the threat of reactionary government and prosecutorial overreach. Deviant Ollam, a renowned lock-pick in both the digital and physical realms, noticing these areas of shared threat and interest, began freely offering his expertise in physical and digital security basics training for sex workers. In today's episode, Deviant and I talk about assessing one's personal "threat model", managing the delicate balances between freedom, safety and security, what kinds o ..read more
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41. Re-Broadcast: Super Bowl Sex Trafficking
All In A Day's (Sex) Work
by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
Every year, tales of the great and fabled Super Bowl sex trafficking upswing make their rounds online. These rumors instill fear in the upstanding public, and infuse law enforcement and anti-trafficking organization with cash for intervention measures. But this myth has been long-debunked, so why does it remain in such heavy rotation? Join me in talking with Reason.com Senior Editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown about the origin of this moral panic, and check out the Super Bowl Sunday Sex Worker Bail Out Fund, coordinated by SWOP-Behind Bars' Alex Andrews, in partnership with LIPS Tampa. References ..read more
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40. May Jeong
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by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
This week I’m joined by Vanity Fair reporter May Jeong. May has an impressive, award-draped body of work that is soon to include a book about sex work. She came into my life due to her incredible loongform reporting on the Robert Kraft Case. Our conversation in this episode centers around her evolution as a writer, how she came to be on the sex work beat, and how her own experiences, many relevant to her identity as a woman of Korean descent have shaped her conception of journalistic ethics and tone in covering sensitive topics. Resources:  SWOP Behind Bars Super Bowl Bailout Fund “YOU W ..read more
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39. Remembering Donna Castleberry-Dalton
All In A Day's (Sex) Work
by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
Part Nine of our December 17th - International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers series.  In August 2018 Donna Dalton-Castleberry was shot to death by a man pretending to be heading a prostitution sting. In an ironic twist, her killer was in fact a 30-year veteran of the Columbus, OH police department - one under investigation at the time for this exact scam.  Resources:  https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/former-vice-officer-charged-with-murder-for-on-duty-shooting-death-of-woman https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/ohio/articles/2020-01-30/trial-date-set-for-form ..read more
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38. Remembering Maxine Showers
All In A Day's (Sex) Work
by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
Part Eight of our December 17th - International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers series.  On September 27th, 2015 a 42 year old working mother went out on a call to see a client. Maxine Showers of Liverpool, England left for work and never came home. Her murder alleged he'd punched her when she tried to rob him, and that she left of her own accord. But the coroner's report would tell a very different story.  Resources:  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-35970620 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-34441414 https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/live ..read more
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37. Remembering Olympia Cerutti
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by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
Part Seven of our December 17th - International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers series. Olympia Cerutti was stabbed to death in Daytona Beach, FL on September 22nd, 2017. Today I read a loving obituary text from a friend who illustrates in her tribute how trafficking survivors are too often painted into legal and socioeconomic corners that cost them their lives.  Resources:  https://www.osceolamemgds.com/obituaries/Olympia-Cerutti/ https://www.wftv.com/news/local/man-arrested-in-stabbing-death-of-volusia-county-mother-of-three/630940129/ https://www.newsdaytonabeach.com/stori ..read more
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36. Remembering Donna Gentile
All In A Day's (Sex) Work
by Blair Hopkins
10M ago
Part Six of our December 17th - International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers series. Donna Marie Gentile (August 22, 1962- June 23,1985) was a street-based sex worker recruited as a police corruption informant. After she delivered testimony against several officers with the San Diego Police Department, she was found murdered. Her killer or killers have never been identified. Today Anita DeFrancesco, Donna's cousin and the author of The Donna Gentile Story: The Life and Murder of an Innocent Runaway, joins me to tell her story.  All In A Day's (Sex) Work is produced by Blair Hopki ..read more
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