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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Amber Dawn

Amber Dawn, from Vancouver, is author of How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013) and the Lambda Literary Award–winning novel Sub Rosa (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010), and editor of the anthologies Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009), and With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2005). Amber Dawn was 2012 winner of the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT writers.

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Amber Dawn

Listen to the Sex Workers

A new essay collection brings their experience and opinions to the fore July–August 2014
To be a sex worker is to negotiate space. For me, the negotiation began with the body. I use “the body” intentionally—the body, not my body. What aesthetics, what controversial or provocative debates, what syndromic meanings are placed on the sex worker’s body? Which of these meanings would I utilize to earn money versus which meanings would I try to deflect in order to reduce potential…