At 17 Cesar Chavez Street, near
NFT photo series by and about SWers.
For my first pole series I wanted to create something that had a soft feel because the work day of a stripper can feel like its anything but that. Sex workers have a talent of appearing delicate and selling fantasies while we endure countless bruises, cuts from our shoe straps, swollen knees, cracked and bleeding nails, muscle injuries, chronic illnesses, and rejection over and over again, while always thinking on our feet (that are in 7-10 in heels) to avoid assault. The past couple years I’ve seen more exploitation of my career in mainstream media than ever before. I say exploitation because none of the glorification of strippers in movies, music videos, or J Lo pole dancing at the superbowl has positively affected any sex worker I know personally. Striptok doesn’t help change discriminatory zoning laws in my city that keep bikini baristas and strippers working for predatory managers. And certainly doesn’t help trans sexworkers that don’t even have access to working in those spaces. The new year brings a new conservative TOS to Onlyfans and workers I know have already been locked out of their accounts for violations that aren’t fully explained. Some camming sites already use a token system that USD is converted to. Why are there no platforms using crypto where banks can’t censor and Facebook cant delete someones only business marketing profile for a nipple. I started this project because I want to help carve out a spot for sexworkers in the metaverse. Not working for sites that will dump us when we make them famous or hidden in buildings with no windows because the work we do is normal, needed, and in a lot of cases beautiful.
17 Cesar Chavez Street
0 to 15 meters
156 square meters