Feminism may finally be having a moment, but there is still so much progress to be made. Even in the most liberal of circles, there tends to be a stigma surrounding sex work, one that's not only exclusionary, but dangerous.
A new exhibition, on view through Thursday, sees sex workers and allies fighting back against the silencing and shaming with art. The group show, featuring pieces by Stoya, Jacqueline Francis, Clayton Cubitt, Steve Prue, Cynthia K Cortes, and more, breaks down stereotypes and explores ideas of self-worth, respectability politics, consent, empowerment, and disempowerment.
Funny, sexy, serious - the unique works reflect the multifaceted voices of sex workers, turning people's preconceived notions on their heads.
264 Water Street through February 22nd, 5 pm - 8 pm
[Photo via @khd_art]