2019 Spring

Sexworking Mommas Love Their Babies Too

Though courts frequently rule against their parenting rights and society shames them, mothers in the sex work industry are like mothers throughout time - they love their babies. In this thought provoking talk, Juniper Fitzgerald explains why it benefits women everywhere for us to leave behind the dichotomy of a woman being either a "madonna" or a "whore." and instead embrace the full complexity of womanhood and motherhood. Juniper Fitzgerald is a mother, author, and former sex worker; she has been active in the sex workers’ labor rights movement for fifteen years. She is also the author of the first children’s book with a sex-working parent, How Mamas Love Their Babies, and a forthcoming auto-theory, both by the Feminist Press. She holds a PhD in sociology.