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SexworkerOpenUni

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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #30 on: 30 September 2014, 11:46:58 am »
...sex worker breakfasts are supported by SWOU & xtalk  :-*

you *can* leave your details at breakfast if you want to get involved with SWOU or xtalk, but at least half the people who come don't do this, because the important thing about breakfasts is they are confidential and run autonomously and they take place just for solidarity.  You don't even have to give your (fake!) name - just have a coffee & put your feet up in a sex-worker only space. 
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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #31 on: 01 October 2014, 10:14:26 am »
Breakfast is on today!! (I will be elsewhere earning a crust) but quoting Nancies post so we have the contact person for breakfasts on the current page.

Just putting this in here again - it counts as a 'project' as the breakfasts are supported by xtalk, Sex Worker Open University (SWOU) & Open Doors nhs, amongst others!  Would really appreciate the extra signal boost by having a thread in this section. 

The breakfasts are free and run by and for sex workers only, and have been running successfully for some time now.  All types of sex work, all genders welcome.  For support, solidarity, and to know your rights - or just for croissants, toast & coffee.

Every Wednesday 11am - 1pm in East London - message me for the address.

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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #32 on: 13 October 2014, 09:29:38 am »
Thanks, sweet jane   :D

Lots of breakfast love xxx
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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #33 on: 26 October 2014, 03:02:13 pm »
Breakfasts are going really well.  They aren't affiliated to Open Doors, Stonewall, SWOU, xtalk, ECP, ClinicQ or anyone else who may recommend or advertise them (the leaflets may be circulated at various places) but we appreciate the support of all these organisations. 

Breakfasts are an autonomous space, by and for sex workers and are for just breakfasting (!) (there's no catch!), and they're completely confidential. 

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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #34 on: 04 November 2014, 11:44:06 am »
  Breakfasts are an autonomous space, by and for sex workers and are for just breakfasting (!) (there's no catch!), and they're completely confidential.

Really looking forward to finally being able to make it to breakfast tomorrow!!!

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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #35 on: 12 November 2014, 06:20:43 am »
it was great to see you  :D

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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #36 on: 18 November 2014, 10:01:11 am »
Just a quick reminder about breakfasts, every Wednesday.  All genders welcome, all types of sex work.  Breakfasts are confidential and are run by sex workers.  Breakfast and information shared by other sex workers (safety, solidarity, knowing your rights, a chance to talk about work with other sex workers, or a chance to talk about anything but work!)...is all free.

there are usually about 8 to 10 people there.  The quietest it's been is 3 of us, but that's very unusual.  It's always very relaxed and easy, and there are always new people.


Also, check out the new website made by a breakfaster for us! 

http://sexworkerbreakfasts.blogspot.co.uk/p/about-sexworker-breakfasts.html

(eta: modified cos I failed to insert the link right.. :-[)
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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #37 on: 20 November 2014, 12:04:23 pm »
I just want to say breakfast is wickedly amazing with it's all come, every sex worker welcome, our political power is in our togetherness, let's drink some good coffee and chat our brains out vibes. Wonderful, inspiring people to meet; if you didn't know, we sex workers are pretty damn cool folk. THANK YOU SO MUCH to the organizers and lovely host :D
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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #38 on: 25 November 2014, 10:56:16 am »
I just want to say breakfast is wickedly amazing with it's all come, every sex worker welcome, our political power is in our togetherness, let's drink some good coffee and chat our brains out vibes. Wonderful, inspiring people to meet; if you didn't know, we sex workers are pretty damn cool folk. THANK YOU SO MUCH to the organizers and lovely host :D

so this has made my day    :D  :D  :D


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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #39 on: 16 December 2014, 11:16:23 am »
Breakfast tomorrow as usual from 11am - 1pm, and then a two week break over xmas before breakfasts continue at the same time, every Wednesday, from 7 Jan.

Tomorrow's breakfast, the last before the two week gap, on Wednesday 17 December, falls on the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.  Stay all day (there may be poledancing taking place around you from 1.30, which you are welcome to join in!) and head together to the march and vigil later:

http://prostitutescollective.net/2014/12/02/international-day-end-violence-sex-workers-17-dec/

The space will be open and welcoming to all sex workers from 11am until then.  If you want to be certain that only other sex workers will be there, come at the designated breakfast time of 11-1pm.  During the afternoon, the space is predominantly sex-worker and entirely 100% in support of sex workers.

If you can't make it tomorrow, have a great holiday and see you in 2015 

N x

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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #40 on: 16 December 2014, 01:19:09 pm »
Oh, I', definitely coming! I'll PM you, darlingdarcy for details in a sec. I didn't see this before, I'm excited  ;D

darlingnancy

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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #41 on: 22 December 2014, 08:26:52 pm »
Oh, I', definitely coming! I'll PM you, darlingdarcy for details in a sec. I didn't see this before, I'm excited  ;D

Hurray! Breakfast is always exciting!

There's no breakfast this week or next, but it's only a short break before the breakfasts carry on as usual from 7 Jan.  Every Wed, same time, same place.  Message me.  There's funding for at least another year for these, so you can depend on them being there.

We have lots of leaflets, know your rights info, free condoms etc, safety & solidarity tips, skillsharing.  Plus really delicious and plentiful free breakfast.  Most of all, it's just a place to be with nobody else but sex workers, which is pretty special.  Happy holidays all.   x x x Nancy

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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #42 on: 06 January 2015, 10:34:48 pm »
I'd like to go to this tomorrow but I don't know where it is  ???

Can anyone PM me?

(I've messaged Darling nancy but I'm not sure that she's checked her mails)
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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #43 on: 13 January 2015, 08:49:30 am »
Many apologies, I did forget to check my messages, sera_fin.  Check your inbox. 

I hope very much to meet you soon. 

Can I put the link to the little website we've got now?  Made by a beautiful breakfaster out of the blue.  Here: http://sexworkerbreakfasts.blogspot.co.uk/p/about-sexworker-breakfasts.html

The first breakfast of 2015 last week was very gentle and happy.  There have never been less than four people at breakfast, there are new people every week, and the average attendance is about 10 of us.  So it's not scary at all.  We've got lots of good links, leaflets and resources.  Open Doors nhs brought us some really great bits and pieces on Dec 17 too, after breakfast. 

And of course, the food is good and plentiful.

Come!  You all deserve it. 

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Re: Breakfasts for sex workers in London
« Reply #44 on: 03 February 2015, 09:11:47 am »
Breakfasts for sex workers are well-attended every week - around 10 people - and always one or two new people, so it never gets cliquey.  Very friendly, great way to share safety tips or just to talk shop.  Free cafe for sex workers!  Great food, great coffee, great conversation.  The premises is pretty too.

PM me for more details or check the breakfast thread.  Keep warm, people!