Trans Sex Workers in Spain: Sabrina’s StoryOn November 13, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
To begin with, do not run away from us. There’s a big part of the trans movement that wants to distance themselves from this image that, particularly as trans women, we have always had: belonging to the night, marginalization, sex, to prostitution, to sex work. The right to work in the trans-feminine collective is a very important mission that needs to be undertaken. And there are those who, every day and every night, are subsisting from sex work, that are working on this, owning it, taking it well. We also acknowledge that it is a job that we chose, that gives us freedom, provides us with good incomes that other jobs don’t provide us with. This invisibilization towards trans sex workers, that is occurring within the trans collective, represents for me a serious issue, because it leads to repeating the same system of discrimination and marginalization that we as a trans collective and as part of the LGBT group have already experienced. The trans movement must always stand together with the prostitutes. We the oppressed need to be there for one another. Not with the oppressor. We need to move forward all together, because if not, in the end we’re going to reproduce the same system: a few are going to have their privileges, and many others will remain forgotten and marginalized if we don’t unite, if we don’t truly unite.