As a First Nations woman with lived experience in the sex trade, my story and others have been erased when it comes to the fight for equality.
Naomi Sayers is a fierce Indigenous feminist, influencer, writer, and educator. She is passionate about working with Indigenous communities or organizations with an Indigenous focus. She is a co-founder of Between The Lines, a public legal education initiative, and she was named an Every Day Political Citizen by Samara Canada. Naomi is the Kwe behind www.kwetoday.com. "Kwe" denotes woman in Anishnaabemowin, her traditional language. Kwe Today is a blog that is regularly cited around the world. Her work is also used by national and international organizations to influence policy and law reform. Please see HuffPost Canada for other work by Naomi.
I believe the human trafficking conversation is a distraction from the issue of the harms of criminalizing prostitution.
02/26/2018 10:46 EST
I was proud of an Indigenous woman being named the new Justice Minister. But sadly, I am let down by the current government with parading another Indigenous woman, and other Indigenous persons, out when it conveniences them, at a moment's notice to disregard criticism of the party's actions.
07/21/2016 09:47 EDT
As an Indigenous woman who is currently studying law, you are truly an inspiration. There are literally no words to describe the overwhelming feelings I have experienced over the last couple of days. But "law student" is only one of the many hats that I wear. I am also a sex work activist, who advocates for the decriminalization of sex work.
11/09/2015 01:14 EST
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