RhED produces a bi-annual social health magazine – RED.

strong>The RED magazine has a sex worker reference group that meets three times per edition. Reference group members are paid to attend the meetings. The reference group select articles/contributions they think are of interest and relevance to the sex industry. Please contact Kima if you are interested in being part of the group, M: 0459 988 804 or email sexworker@sexworker.org.au for more information.

Each issue is packed with a variety of features, regular items including Trade Talk and Media Talk, as well as contributions from sex workers such as stories, poems and information.

RED aims to reflect the diversity of our readership and to do this we need your feedback and contributions. Please send us your information, opinions, ideas, artwork and requests for articles of interest to you. Post, fax, phone or email us: any way you like – just keep in touch!

If you wish to advertise in the RED magazine or receive a hard copy, please phone RhED 1800 458 752 or email sexworker@sexworker.org.au


RED Edition #35 April 2019

Dear RED readers

Welcome to the 35th edition of the RED magazine!

The doors to 10 Inkerman Street have officially closed, and the RhED program has moved locations. Whilst we are sad to leave behind the building that holds many memories for the sex work community over the years, we are excited for the service delivery that we will be able to offer into the future. You  can now arrange to see RhED at any of the Star Health locations, including our South Melbourne, Prahran, and brand new site 22-28 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. Our phone number and email address remain unchanged, so please continue to contact us in this way. Some reflections on moving on from Inkerman Street as a program are explored throughout this edition.

RhED will be offering five professional development workshops throughout the year, details of which are in the magazine, please contact us if you wish to register your attendance.

We are hoping to build our electronic ugly mug distribution to ensure recipients are not subject to postal delays. We encourage you to sign up to our ugly mug electronic distribution list, to ensure that this resource continues to be of greatest benefit to our community.

In a new initiative, we are thrilled to be able to offer WeChat, WhatsApp and Line Messenger services for Chinese, Korean and Thai speaking workers. Please see our Migrant Portfolio section on page 8 for more information about this new offering.

In this magazine, we welcome Ruairi our new Counsellor and Alexandra our newest Pathways Case Manager. We also welcome Keeley our new Pathways Coordinator. We are also incredibly sorry to have to say goodbye to Kima who has been with the RhED program for almost four years, and who has been responsible for the compilation of this magazine amongst many other things for the RhED program. Kima has proven to be a tireless advocate for the sex industry, and we wish her well in her future endeavours. Kima has written her farewell on p.15 of this edition.

As a program, we acknowledged International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, International Sex Worker Rights Day and Midsumma Festival. You can read about these events on p18-19.

RhED’s sex worker advisory committee continues to meet quarterly, and we are looking forward to enact positive changes to the RhED program in consultation with community to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service we can. Thanks to all of you who continue to submit contributions for this magazine. We are committed to ensuring that this magazine best meets the needs of the sex work community, and we are always keen to hear from you if you have a story idea, or an article to write for your magazine!

Please, as always remember to keep in touch with us via our facebook pages and/or our website.

There is plenty afoot in terms of changes to the RhED program, and we want to hear from you! If you have any feedback about improving the magazine, or any of RhED’s services, please contact us directly at sexworker@sexworker.org.au or 1800 458 752.

In solidarity,

Catriona Hodgson                                                                                        Keeley Goldrick

Support and Advocacy Coordinator                                                         Pathways Coordinator




Trade talk

Media talk

#35 Worker U English Chinese Korean Thai – contribution

Salome’s Circle – Aging and Stripping – contribution

Moving On – contribution

Vagina Poem – contribution

Pillow Talk – contribution

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers – contribution

International Sex Workers’ Rights Day

Out & About

Celebrating the end of an era – contributions

Vox Pop – What do you think sex work will be like in the future – English, Chinese, Korean & Thai – contribution

RhED welcomes Ruairi and Alexandra

Ugly Mugs