Carol Leigh

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Carol Leigh, a.k.a. The Scarlot Harlot, born 1951 in New York City, is an artist, author, film maker, and sex workers' rights activist.[1][2] She coined the term "sex worker"[3] at a conference in the late 1970s.[4] She currently chairs the Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival and is the director of BAYSWAN, the Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network.[5] She lives in San Francisco. She is bisexual.[6]


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  1. ^ Stephan Lemons (21 July 2000). "Sex with latex". Salon (magazine). Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  2. ^ Alexandra Juhasz (2001). Women of vision: histories in feminist film and video. U of Minnesota Press. pp. 4, 13 and 342. ISBN 978-0-8166-3372-2. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Inaugural Hong Kong sex workers' film festival offers nuanced, diverse portrait of trade". Malaysia Star. AP. August 14, 2006. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  4. ^ *Unrepentant Whore: The Collected Writings of Scarlot Harlot by Carol Leigh, 2004. ISBN 0-86719-584-3, p. 69
  5. ^ Nate Tabak (January 28, 2002). "Illicit Career of an Adult Escort Offers the Allure of Big Money with the Risk of Violence and Disease". Daily Cal. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  6. ^ Leigh, Carol (2004-01-01). Unrepentant Whore: The Collected Works of Scarlot Harlot. Last Gasp. ISBN 9780867195842. 

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