Welcome to Season 5 of Stripped by SIA! Thank you so much for all of your support over the past 3 years – such an honour to be able to share the stories of so many sex workers.
To kick off Season 5, I bring on writer, journalist, and sex worker, Cathy Reisenwitz, onto the show! Cathy is an esteemed writer and has written for TechCrunch, VICE, and the Daily Beast and the author of the newsletter, Sex and the State. Cathy joins me in speaking about how politics has shaped sex work and in turn, discusses the role that sex work has in the political sphere. Things like SESTA/FOSTA, as we know, largely affect sex workers and our wellbeing, and is something that came about due to political administration.
We also discuss the the roley of journalists when reporting on sex work. Who is responsible here? Should we and how do we include more sex workers’ voices so that they are more accurately represented? Such a riveting conversation from such a well-spoken guest!