Last year, a Chinese massage parlor worker, Yang Song, was killed during a police raid. This year, we are organizing a second vigil in Flushing, with Yang Song's brother and mother, and other members of our community. Here is information about our vigil, on Sunday, November 25th, 2:30pm in Flushing, Queens.
MORE INFO HERE.
Yang Song fell to her death from the window of her massage parlor after an NYPD sting in Queens. She had been sexually assaulted & pressured to be an informant, her family and attorney told reporters in this article.
We want to gather together to honor the life and offer respect and love to Yang Song and her family. We also gather to challenge the police terror tactics that are used to extort money for law enforcement while criminalizing the survival of immigrant women of color.
Come stand with us for the end to violence and criminalization against sex workers.
I am still in awe (and exhaustion) from [K]INK OUT. We, the community of tattoo artists, sex workers, kink & leather folx and our allies, raised over $35,000 to support those sex workers who are most in need.
The Daily Beast covered us - their team were with us on Sunday! Slutist published our official press release Saturday afternoon. Tattoodo surprised us by writing an article and promoting it to their 2.2M followers Saturday night. AnimalMag also shot out a sexy and informative article!
It was a phenomenal event and if you missed it, keep checking back to this post for more photos and updates. (Post production is slow, as I am gearing up for another big announcement!!) You can also still donate directly to Lysistrata or through Venmo @KinkOut.
Lysistrata Mutual Care Collective and Fund (Lysistrata MCCF) is a mutual care fund for sex workers whose livelihoods have been depleted and endangered due to the recent passing of SESTA/FOSTA, bills that take away the online resources sex workers use to work safely.
Fini, b1907-d1996, was an incredible female artist whose work has been neglected too long. Her art and life philosophies (on polyamory, androgyny, power...) were the predecessors for many of the iconic images that we see today in modern art.
YOU MUST SEE THIS EXHIBIT!!
curated by Lissa Rivera
See the power of her work in person at The Museum of Sex. "While Fini maintained friendships with her almost entirely male artist counterparts, she steadfastly rejected not only the woman-as-muse views of the movement's leader, André Breton, but also art history's centuries-old approach to one of its most popular subjects—the female nude. (Not to mention any notions of gender norms, which are of course still popular to this day.) As much as Fini stood out at the time, though, it's only now, more than two decades after her death, that the artist is getting her due. Her first-ever American museum survey, "Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire, 1930-1990," which is on view at the Museum of Sex in New York through May 2019, showcases just how much Fini's often humorous work differs from your usual erotica; decades before any discussion of the so-called "female gaze," Fini was known for upending the very concept of the nude in art by objectifying the men, not the women, in her paintings—an approach since embraced by the likes of Andy Warhol and Madonna. Take a look, here."
Stephanie Eckardt in W Magazine