Every Ho I Know Says So
Every Ho I Know Says So is a collection of about 15 sex workers giving advice on how they want to be loved and respected in their community by their lovers and sweeties. It’s powerful because it is simple, and because we so rarely get to hear sex workers speaking in their own voices about their own experiences. Every Ho is a platform for some sex workers to talk about their often secret world that is never represented in the media, to a large internet audience.
We called the video Every Ho I Know Says So to affirm that us sex workers know what is best for us. Not the state, not exit programs, not the police, not social services. Besides creating a resource for our partners, we wanted to create a record of sex workers affirming for other sex workers our right to respectful relationships, reminding ourselves that it can be possible for our work to not be a secret, but a part of our lives that deserves to be recognized and understood.