RhED produces a bi-annual social health magazine – RED. 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 #31 April 2017
Dear RED readers

Welcome to the 31st edition of the RED magazine.

The RhED team have been busier than ever!

The RhED Arts project has been a huge success. Following its initial launch, the Art project has been showcased at the Scarlet Alliance National Forum art show at Format Gallery in Adelaide, the Sex-ED up forum in Melbourne and will be touring various other sites throughout 2017. The collection was aimed at educating the community in a public exhibition in order to reduce stigma and discrimination and promote decriminalisation.

In November RhED staff and volunteers attended and presented at the Scarlet Alliance Forum in Adelaide and look forward to attending again this year. RhED took part in the Midsumma and Pride events early this year in support of our LGBTI community and to celebrate diversity. RhED is also pleased to announce that it will also be presenting at the world conference on public health in April.

RhED, in collaboration with Stabilise and Touching Base offered two jam packed days in the disability domain. RhED worked alongside Rachel Wotton from Touching Base who facilitated a one day professional development workshop for sex workers designed to increase their knowledge, confidence and connection within the disability sector. The following day Stabilise facilitated the “SexED UP Expo” with workshops, information and training sessions to address sexuality and intimacy for people living with a disability. Sessions provided a platform for discussion, education and policy development to improve, enable and enhance this often unacknowledged aspect of people’s lives.

A review of the RED magazine is underway and we are seeking expressions of interest from you to help improve this resource. Please contact us directly at sexworker@sexworker.org.au or 1800 458 752 to arrange a time to discuss this further.

We have other events and opportunities coming up throughout the year so please watch this space and enjoy reading this edition.

Kate Byford
Coordinator RhED

Editorial


Trade talk


RhED at SEXPO


Media talk


Balanitis- English, Chinese, Korean & Thai


Worker “U” – contribution


Migrant sex workers – English, Chinese, Korean and Thai – contribution


Dungeon Diaries – contribution


Review “Tickled”


Scarlet Alliance Forum – contribution


Dressed to the Nines – contribution


How do I identify as a sex worker – contribution


The common idea of a perfect working girl’s body – contribution


Pillow Talk – contribution


RhED art project – sex work – it’s a real job


Scarlet Letters


Professional Development, Fabulous February – contribution


Poems: “Gelf for hire” and “Suck a pretty face” – contribution


Ugly Mugs


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