The Spiritual Lives of Sex Workers

To mark International Women’s Day, the Centre for Religion in Society at York St John University hosted a talk by Daisy Matthews, Nottingham Trent University, exploring the religious beliefs and practices of women who work in the sexual economy.

Daisy Matthews is a PhD researcher at Nottingham Trent University. Daisy has researched the spiritual lives of sex workers for several years and will present some of her findings. Through photos, diaries and interviews, Daisy has gained insight into how religious and sex worker identities can be performed within spaces used for sex work in a harmonious way. By sharing individual and unique stories of women in sex work, Daisy challenges the stigma against the community and the assumptions we may have about the relationship between religious belief and sex work.

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