Don’t Judge Me Just Because I Am A Sex Worker!

In commemoration of tomorrow’s ‘International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers’ (17 December) maHp is taking part in the #Decrim Blog Carnival. Below is Doe-Doe‘s introduction to her zine, which was produced as part of The Sex Worker Zine Project. This project challenged stereotypes of migrant sex workers, calling for a move away from a single, rehearsed story.

Hi Readers!

I am  Doe-Doe Shy.

I am a mother of three kids and I live in Mpumalanga – a South African province that shares a border with Mozambique and Swaziland. I am not working now.

I am a tall and dark beautiful lady, and I am a peaceful woman. I speak Siswati and English.

I like myself and I am proud of what I do.

In this zine, I am going to tell you about the judgment of sex workers.

Many people call sex workers many bad names but people who sell sex are human beings who deserve to be respected.

I think that this is important because most people don’t know about our lives and if you don’t know then you can never understand what we face and why we do what we do.


Click here to read, download and share Doe-Doe’s zine.