Tag Archives: violence

August 03

Prima Facie

***Trigger warning- this post discusses sexual violence and trauma *** Last night I finally saw National Theatre Live ‘Prima Facie’ starring the amazing Jodie Comer. Written by Suzie Miller, directed by Justin Martin and presented by Empire Street productions, the play is a monologue of criminal barrrister Tessa (played by Comer). The play is described […]

November 18

Strip Club Lecture

Life goes full circle and that is something that constantly astounds me. 20 years since first entering the sex industry I lead an award-winning module Crime, Justice and the Sex Industry here at the University of Liverpool. First thing’s first after a weekend where harm reduction has been attacked in the media. This blog represents […]

May 28

Crime, Justice and the Sex Industry module sources

I run an award-winning module at the University of Liverpool called Crime, Justice and the Sex Industry. You can read more here. I would like to thank Professor Maggie O’Neill and Dr Alison Jobe for the inspiration and all those at the original Sex Work Research Hub who helped me to design this module. I […]

March 06

‘Carceral feminism’ and its critics

***Trigger warning, this blog post contains emotive and distressing descriptions and content. This is very much the start of a conversation and a series of articles I am drafting in response to critiques of ‘carceral feminism’. It is by no means an absolute answer. I will engage respectfully with those who wish to genuinely reach […]

January 03

‘Sex for rent’ and ‘anti trafficking’

*This image depicts candles I lit to commemorate International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2020. May you rest in power*. Globally sex workers are under attack. During a global pandemic which has disproportionately harmed and killed the poorest and most marginalized in our societies, people are advocating to further attack the incomes of […]

November 08

Criminologist or Criminal? Liminal spaces and trauma

[**trigger warning- this post contains depictions of extreme violence that you may find causes distress**]. A recent incident by a journalist has left me reeling in terms of mental heath. I have decided to share this writing here and welcome contact from fellow survivors. I will not be debating abolitionism or having to justify or […]