At a time when there is more information available to us, from every possible viewpoint and from any platform or group that decides they know best, one of the hardest things can be me making sense of it all.

Kate D'Adamo has been at the forefront of Sex Workers rights advocacy for the better part of a decade, working as a policy advocate for the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, as well as half a dozen other roles in front and behind the scenes. She is uniquely qualified to offer an informed perspective on news and issues surrounding the Service Provider community, and to help unpack complicated goings on.

Kate's Account is a weekly feature at the Slixa Blog, offering a round up of the week's news, insight on current events, and opportunities for you (yeah, you!) to get involved directly. She'll be tracking the progress of groups like Decrim New York – who are on the forefront of the movement to decriminalize – as well as addressing political commentary from candidates and pundits alike.

Previous #KatesAccount entries:

πŸ—’May 6: Important State Legislature Sex Work Highlights, Law Enforcement's Relationship with Sex Workers, and #FreeBlackMamas for Mother's Day

πŸ—’May 13: Celebs Take to Twitter, Sex Workers Fight Back, and Lots of Events to Attend!

πŸ—’May 27: Nurses, Podcasts and International Whores' Day Events Near You To Check Out

πŸ—’June 3: Pride, Presidential Wrap-up, and Policing

πŸ—’June 10: Sex Work Decriminalization: What. A. Week.

πŸ—’June 17: California Makes Strides, Activists Demand Justice for Layleen and Upcoming Events

πŸ—’June 24: Teen Vogue Talks Sex Work = Real Work, Don Jr. Disagrees, and Vancouver May Ban Bitcoin

πŸ—’July 1: Pride 50 Years After a Trans Sex Worker Started a Riot

πŸ—’July 8: A Week of Uncomfortable Bedfellows, and Lindsay Graham and NCOSE Want to Take Your Porn Away

πŸ—’July 15: Community, the Epstein Thing, Caban Race Still Undecided, and a Note on Safety and Police Raids on Sex Workers

Who is Kate D'Adamo?

Kate Dβ€˜Adamo is a long-time Sex Worker rights advocate with a focus on economic justice, anti-policing and incarceration, and public health. Previously, she was the National Policy Advocate at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center focusing on laws, policies and advocacy focused on folks who trade sex, including the criminalization of sex work, anti-trafficking policies, and HIV-specific laws.

Prior to that, Kate was a community organizer and advocate with the Sex Workers Outreach Project and Sex Workers Action New York. In this role, she developed programming to promote community building, provided peer support and advanced political advocacy to support the rights and well-being of people engaged in the sex trade both on and off the job. She holds degrees from both California Polytechnic State University and The New School.

You can follow Kate on Twitter at @katedadamo