Four women who spent years in the sex industry in Australia, New Zealand and the UK will share their stories at the Queensland launch of Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade on the Gold Coast this Friday.
Edited by Caroline Norma and Melinda Tankard Reist, and published by Spinifex Press, Prostitution Narratives is a compilation of 20 first-person accounts by women who have left the sex industry. The Gold Coast launch will follow the recent successful launch in Melbourne earlier this month.
The four Queensland women, Kim, Ally Marie, Kat and Charlotte will speak about their experiences in the sex industry and how they got out. Ally Marie first told her story of entering prostitution as a vulnerable 21-year-old survivor of child sexual abuse in New Zealand at a recent prostitution conference in Melbourne (video of her address here). Kat and Charlotte are contributors to Prostitution Narratives.
Co-editor Melinda Tankard Reist will also address the event.
Freelance journalist, professional communicator and blogger Erica Bartle (also known as ‘Girl With a Satchel’) will emcee the launch. Erica runs the not-for-profit social enterprise JC Denim Co., with her husband James. It provides employment opportunities for young women victims of sexual abuse and exploitation in Cambodia.
Date: Friday April 29
Venue: SurfCity Café, 3046 Surfer’s Paradise Blvd
For a review copy of Prostitution Narratives contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, ph: 03 93296088
Thursday April 27, 2016
‘With Prostitution, when is consent not consent?’, Michael Jensen, ABC The Drum