Please read this great new article about the July 7 event that occurred in support of sex workers lives in Philly and honored Sharmus. The event took place in an art installation, a dome, in Philly.
Sex workers and allies at the Philadelphia Assembled event also remembered the life of Sharmus Outlaw, a transgender activist from Washington D.C., who was a tireless advocate for all workers. She encouraged sex workers to speak out, people gathered in the dome recalled. “Being able to have a voice as a sex worker was Sharmus’ thing,” said transgender activist Ceyenne Doroshow. “She really loved this work. She really loved what she was doing.”
Phoebe Bachman, Philadelphia Assembled project coordinator and collaborator for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, said that she was moved by hearing the women speak about their sex work. “It’s so often hidden and stigmatized, but these women are powerful,” Bachman said. The Sanctuary dome will be part of a temporary installation about Philadelphia Assembled at The Philadelphia Museum of Art beginning Sept. 9.