Tilly Lawless is a queer, Sydney-based sex worker who is using her platform to break down the many misconceptions and stereotypes about the sex industry. But as you’ll hear, that is just one string to the bow of this multifaceted, brilliant young woman.
Tilly was outed as a sex worker by the world news, when she sparked a movement by creating the hashtag #facesofprostition, in response to an unfair depiction of sex workers in an article published by Mamamia. Tilly’s response on social media led to a global response from sex workers around the world, bringing to light the real people behind the sex work industry.
Tilly is an accomplished speaker, activist and Ted Talker, breaking down the barriers and sharing her insights into the challenges faced by many in the sex industry.
Tilly has shared some of her own personal experiences as a sex worker in her brilliant debut novel, Nothing But My Body. Her writing is a literary feast, taking us deep into the inner sanctum of her brothel work while taking us through the complexities and the emotional turmoil of a breakup, her deep connection to her friends and to her roots in northern NSW.
Tilly’s insights are vivid, sharp and thought-provoking. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to be a young woman in the sex industry, then strap in for this one. Tilly does not hold back. This conversation may just change your own thoughts about sex work and the sex industry, that perhaps you weren’t even aware you held.
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