Author Bio

Grace Harvey is a fourth year dual major in Communications Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. She is a part of WCU Athletics as a nationally qualifying member of the diving team, and currently is the Vice President of College Democrats. She has maintained deans list throughout her four years at WCU and is a member of Triota, West Chester University's Women's and Gender Studies honor society.


For decades sex workers have worked under unfair labor conditions without access to means of self advocacy. This paper explores the invisibility of activism and advocacy within sex work and uncovers why this invisibility exists. The author uses secondary as well as primary sources to uncover why advocacy is needed within sex work and offers examples of successful sex work. This paper is informed by both intersectionality and standpoint theory in order to account for multiple experiences and to draw knowledge from lived experiences of sex workers themselves