Why such an emphasis on Sex Work?
In 2014 Jay/Jae was identified as a commercially sexually exploited child by the New York State District Attorney's Office and a survivor of sex trafficking under State & Federal definitions. She navigated a 4 year 'rap sheet' appeal with the NYS Appellate Division which ultimately dissolved unresolved.
She holds unique, educated perspectives of the Sex Trades along with extensive experience in the Sex industry, which included over 14 sex work related arrests by age 21.
Her work in the Sex Industry began at age 14 with street based work. She has worked as a Phone Sex Operator, an Erotic Dancer, an Escort (in & outcall) and back to street work again under voluntary and involuntary conditions.
In the early 2000's she became a BDSM provider through the advent of the internet. Internet accessibility gave her agency and autonomy over how she worked in the sex industry.
BDSM work is how she has worked within the Adult Entertainment Industry since. She is currently semi-retired due to SESTA/FOSTA.
In addition to being a current/former Adult Entertainment Provider and a Research Associate she is also a Policy & Legislative Advocate with over 20 years of professional experience surrounding a wide diversity of Social Justice issues from 1992- present day.
Her work has included...
- HIV Research (2015-2019)
- HIV/STI/STD Education (1992-2019)
- LGBTQAI Legislative Advocacy, Organizing, Education (1992-2019)
- Sex Worker Health Research & Advocacy (2014-2019)
- Sex Worker Criminal Justice Research, Legislative Advocacy & Education (2014-2019)
- Community Organizing (1992-2014)
- Domestic Violence, Trauma Survivor & Parent Support program creation & implementation (2012-2013)
- Affordable Housing Legislative Advocacy (2014)
- Homeless Legislative Advocacy (1998, 2014)
- Tenant Advocacy & Organizing (2014-2015)
- Anti-Gentrification Advocacy (2014-2015)
- Family Law Advocacy (2009-2011)
- Brooklyn Pride Center program creation, implementation & blogging (2014-2016)
LCS offers tailored training for emerging and established professionals. We hold a specific interest in professionals within the Criminal Justice, Health & Human Services sectors and Community Based Non Profit Organizations. No worries if your business isn't in one of the sectors above, LCS offers Awareness Training for businesses within any sector.
Awareness Training brings awareness to professionals in any industry through in depth individual self evaluation & introspection. We aim to achieve self awareness by encouraging attendees to ask themselves hard questions and answer them honestly.
We discuss tough topics such as workplace relationships, gender issues, race issues, personal biases, mindful productivity, etc. according to your needs. We close each training with noted reflections and implementation suggestions from participants. This workshop must be tailored for your specific work place needs. Participation is required of all attendees. Certificate of completion will be issued.
Sex Work & Sex Trafficking: Training, Lectures, Panel Discussions, Workshops & Conferences. What is Sex Work? What is Sex Trafficking? Is it the same as Human Trafficking? "Trafficking" is a hot topic all around us, but what is it? This training is designed to bring clarity to those questions and more. This training will bring to light varying perspectives of Sex Work, voluntary, forced and the intersection between the two, combined with empirical research data. Awareness of the socioeconomic & systemic paths into the sex trades will be covered. Training also covers Federal and local laws. We provide and encourage creative strategies to allow your establishment to offer victims a safe way to disclose and ask for help in an emergency.
Compassionate Care in Health Settings: Training, Workshop & Lectures: How does your work impact your patients? Do you offer compassion as you move through your day? Are you mindful of your patient's experience? Do you offer efficiency while being thorough and compassionate? Do you offer that same efficiency & compassion to fellow staff, supervisors and colleagues? Do you understand the needs of patients from marginalized populations such as active substance users and Sex Workers? This training is designed for YOU to answer those questions and offer ways to be more mindful of the impact your work may have on the lives you encounter throughout your work days.
HIV/STI Transmission Prevention &/or Sexual Education- Lectures, Training & Workshops: Sexual Education and HIV/STI transmission prevention go hand in hand. Let's not be ashamed to have those difficult conversations. I'm sure we can all agree maintaining a healthy body is important, a healthy body includes reproductive health. Our tailored presentations will go over the basic reproductive biology of the human body including the reproductive system & reproduction leading into sexually transmitted diseases & HIV. We'll discuss methods of prevention from abstinence to prophylactics using the most recent CDC HIV/STI data. Presented in clinical fashion in layman's terms, with audience age appropriate medical illustrations. Please be advised reproductive organs will be shown, please prepare and plan accordingly. The workshop wraps up with Q & A and reflection/understanding. Audience participation required. LGBTQAI HIV specific trainings, workshops and lectures by request.
Sex Work Vs. Sex Trafficking, Victim Vs. Criminal, Survivor vs...Service Providers? We cannot define the narrative for a people with expert testimony & inside knowledge. Socioeconomic disparity and the need for survival is the constant commonality between Sex Workers and sex trafficking survivors from all backgrounds. Economic disparity and meeting essential needs fuel the Sex Industry. Some turn to the trades as a means of steady employment, others to make ends meet, others to to support substance use. The reasons people turn to the trades are limitless, each person's path into the trades is uniquely their own. It is for those who provide services to current and former Sex Workers and Survivors of trafficking to listen to their individually unique service needs. In the wake of SESTA/FOSTA passages there is even more of a need for compassionate, supportive services. We urge YOU to "be the colleague another can call." Join the SEAT-I below!
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