Caren Wilton will give a presentation about her recent book, “My Body, My Business – New Zealand sex workers in an era of change” (Otago University Press, 2018). She will also be in conversation with author Jared Gulian.
Based on a series of oral history interviews by Caren Wilton, My Body, My Business includes the stories of 11 female, male and transgender workers; Māori and Pākehā; street workers, workers in massage parlours and upmarket brothels, escorts, strippers, private workers and dominatrices, spanning a period from the 1960s to today. They speak frankly, in their own voices, about their lives in and out of the sex industry.
Wilton prefaces the book with an introductory essay about the NZ sex industry, which in recent times has seen a lot of changes, the most profound being the decriminalisation of prostitution in 2003.
The book also features photographs by Madeleine Slavick.
Caren Wilton was the recipient of three New Zealand Oral History Awards for her series of interviews with sex workers (on which My Body, My Business is based). She is the author of the short-fiction collection The Heart Sutra (2003).
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This event will be held at Carterton Community Courthouse, 60 Holloway St, adjacent to the Carterton Events Centre. Visit the event on Facebook.
All invited. Free entry.
Donations welcomed to cover costs.