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White Van: A Poem For Sex Workers

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Uploaded on Aug 11, 2011

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"White Van" was inspired by a true story, a bad date experienced by a sex worker in downtown Toronto in the summer of 2010.

WARNING: This poem is hard to listen to and it was hard to write as it deals with sexual violence.

I was part of the Bad Date Coalition, a group of current and former sex workers and allies working to make the industry safer for street walking sex workers. I heard the story that inspired "White Van" at a meeting and wrote the poem.

December 17th is The Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers!!!!

Wendy Babcock, a sex worker and missed warrior, loved the poem when I read it to her on the street. Although I read this poem live at an event before Wendy passed on I dedicate this video to her.

Read a letter I wrote to Wendy when she passed away:

http://blackcoffeepoet.com/2011/08/12...

See a video of me reading my letter to Wendy at her memorial September 2011:

http://blackcoffeepoet.com/2011/09/23...

Support the End To Violence Against Sex Workers!

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