Serving as a history as well as a rare and valuable reference, Sex Work Activism in Canadabrings together the narratives, histories, expertise, and teachings of sex work activists across the country. Through texts and testimonials from the grass-roots level it explores the past and present work of sex work activists and advocates in our own words.
About the authors
Amy Lebovitch is a sex worker and long-time activist with Sex Professionals of Canada. She was a plaintiff in the Ontario-based charter challenge to sex work laws (the "Bedford" case). She is also passionate about the rights of those who use drugs. She is a public speaker, educator, and activist. She also loves cats, tiny coffees, and creating art.
Shawna Ferris teaches and researches in the areas of sex work/prostitution studies, critical race studies, decolonization, and violence against women, with an emphasis on representation and resistance. She is interested in cultural representations of and responses to sex work/ers, as well as cultural marginalization, and raced classed and gendered violence resulting from the same. Her current research examines anti-violence, anti-racism, and decolonization-oriented commemorative activism stemming from the growing number of missing and murdered women in urban centres across Canada.