With a new blog, clothing line and book, Brazilian sex workers now have a voice. The new book, written by Brazilian sex worker, has already sold 100,000 copies!
In addition, there is a blog called, 'The Little Surfer Girl,' which is dedicated to the same cause. The founder of the blog, Bruna, described, "I didn't expect so many people to take an interest in my life. I began the blog in end-2004 because every girl my age had one. I was 19 then, and wanted to share what it was to be a prostitute. I lived alone, had just one friend, and did not have a boyfriend. I needed somebody to talk to. On the night I started writing the blog, I wrote everything I wanted to say."
Since its launch, the blog became the most popular blog in Brazil. It forms the foundation of the new book, The Scorpion's Sweet Venom.
Blog, Clothing Line and Book
1. Sex Worker Advocacy - Advocacy for sex workers has become a more common trend in industries beyond just publishing and clothing.
2. Social Media Narratives - With the popularity of The Little Surfer Girl blog, there is potential for further exploration into social media as a platform for advocating for marginalized communities.
3. Crowdfunding Prostitution Narratives - Success of sex worker-centered books, blogs, and clothing lines begs the question of whether or not disruption in publishing industries through innovative funding models is possible and could point to fundraising efforts for other social movements.
1. Publishing - Publishing, especially in the non-fiction and memoir subgenres, has potential to be disrupted with the recent success of books centering around sex worker advocacy.
2. Fashion and Apparel - Clothing lines focused around sex worker advocacy show that there is potential for a more nuanced view of sex work in the fashion industry and furthermore could disrupt the fashion industry's notion of respectability politics when it comes to sex work.
3. Fundraising - With sex worker advocacy centered books, blogs, and clothing lines being successfully crowdfunded, there is potential for disruption in the fundraising world for other social and political movements.