Surviving Survival Sex

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It took us a month to make this. How long a thing takes to make is irrelevant.

What’s important is the WAY we love now.

How do we get past the survival part of survival sex.

By offering our empathy to people in the same cultural boat we are adrift in.

What’s important is the dialogue among the Smash Street Boys as they were seeing all the pieces of their second selves.

I would stop everything for that.

Why are we here.

Why are we doing this.

And more importantly, HOW are we doing this.

By the skin of our teeth.

Smash Street didn’t end. It changed colors like the woods in an autumn of storms and summers gone and visions we retained.

It’s just different.

We found ways to bring aboard more boys, not less.

We fanned out to the IDEA of PLACE all over the country.

In Portland, there are boys who do sex work. To survive.

In Witchita, there are boys who do sex work. To survive.

In Houston, there are boys who do sex work. To survive.

In Minneapolis, there are boys who do sex work. To survive.

In Atlanta, there are boys who do sex work. To survive.

In Oklahoma City, there are boys who do sex work. To survive.

In Chicago, there are boys who do sex work. To survive.

In Denver, there are boys who do sex work. To survive.

In Philadelphia, there are boys who do sex work. To survive.

After you’ve been in the life for a while, it begins to dawn on you that the operant word here is — survival.

So many of us are survivors of sexualized violence. That we become numb to it.

To survive.

So we might know ourselves.

We are doing survival workshops. All over the country. In order to articulate that we can organize all those various selves so we might — survive the next one, and the next one, and the next war of troubles that comes searching for us to punish all the little boy whores who so titillate the assembled married men.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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