Fireweed Collective

Mental Health at the Intersections of Drug Use & Sex Work

Drug-using sex workers are heavily pathologized and underserved as mental health patients and survivors. Join The Icarus Project for a webinar TONIGHT November 7th at 8pm et / 7pm ct / 6pm mt / 5pm pt to explore mental health at the intersections of drug use and sex work.

Facilitated by Caty Simon

Caty is the co-editor of Tits and Sass, a long-running media site by and for sex workers which has been quoted and linked by the New York Times, the New Yorker, the New Inquiry, Jezebel, and many other outlets. Her writing has appeared in The Forward, Alternet, VICE, Refinery29, Raw Story, make/shift magazine, and HTMLGiant. She is a small town activist in Western Massachusetts who has participated in drug users’ union, harm reduction, low-income rights, sex workers’ rights, prison abolition, and mad movement campaigns over the past fifteen years. Currently, she raises funds and does support work for Whose Corner Is It Anyway, a harm reduction task force run by injection-drug-using survival sex workers. She recently became the national sex worker liaison for Urban Survivors’ Union and the sex worker editor for Filter, a drug journalism site.

Caty is a white Russian Jewish injection-drug-using low-end escort who was psychiatrically incarcerated as a teen, and she’s never had much luck staying closeted about any of those things.