delve a little deeper....
It was hot in July, so any excuse to get into a summer vest and my tits out...
On a more serious note, July 19th was the International Day of Protests following the murders of Dora Özer and Petite Jasmine on the 9th and 11th of July 2013.
I went to the Swedish Embassy and met up with fellow sex workers and allies. It was my very first (and admittedly tiny) step into sex work activism. Something I am thinking about getting more involved in in 2014.
I also wrote about Dave Cam's speech regarding porn laws, something I think we'll see A LOT about in the coming year. Noone seems to think this is a sensible or feasible idea. Whilst the main concern is people not being able to get access to educational and support sites, there is a part of me that wonders if the introduction of individual households having to opt in to adult sites whether it'll making looking for sex workers harder for clients.
Keeping in line with the idea of creating an encyclopaedia of sex stuff AKA The Minxipedia and because I was specifically asked by someone I wrote about HandJobs!
I also went to Spain which was wonderful. I got to see Barcelona and spent a few days on the coast soaking in the sun and eating wonderful food. We also had a trip to the historic town of Tarragona. However I chose to write about 24 hour vending machines!
I didn't write an awful lot of great interest in September, but I gave you an insight into why! Procrastination mainly! Here it is!
I did manage one long blog though. It was about the experiences of three members of SWOU at the Woman's conference in Nottingham. This led on to the #BanFreebies hashtag on Twitter which was both hilarious and made some great points about the ridiculous arguments people use against sex work.
October seemed to be filled with me getting cross about Jodie Marsh. Yeah, I didn't think that was something I would ever write, the non entity that she is. It started off when I read about her upcoming show about prostitution called (predictably) On The Game which I wrote about having got into a Twitter spat with her. Rather than a traditional review of the show once it was aired I decided to try my hand at A Fairy Tale Yeah, it was quite bitchy.
Also my first guest blog made a début in October, the first of three! This was from a chap and his thoughts on what he learned as a punter.
Saw two more guest posts, one from another male perspective and the other from a civvy slut
I also reached back into my memory bank (if only one had a penseive to help with this although I'm sure I'd want anyone getting hold of some of my memories!) and wrote about my time as an adult phone line operator. There are boob pics too.
and so to December
Most posts are too recent to link again, but I'd like the raids on Soho are definitely worth remembering as the threat of the so called clean up of Soho will continue into 2014.
And that is that! I wonder what 2014 will bring?!
Here's hoping you all have a happy, healthy, safe and sane 2014. Thanks for reading!