At the STWTS opening, I asked people to write their own captions to street harassers.
From Stop Telling Women to Smile Opening at Fresthetic on April 12, 2013. Brooklyn, NY.
Photos by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Hey there, lovely HIPStars! Check out the newly formed “Hey Yo Baby” tumblr created by our very own Sarah Zeigenhorn, a blog dedicated to combating street-based harassment We’re thrilled to see HIPS volunteers getting engaged with a variety of social justice issues. Keep up the good fight!
the HIPS team
Anti-Prostitution Pledge arguments today at the Supreme Court! Check out this great article about the Anti-Prostitution Pledge and be informed! HIPS recognizes the complex relationship individuals have with sex-work — we recognize that like many other forms of labor there is room for both positive and negative experiences. Our client-centered approach of “meeting people where they’re at” ensures that our community members have access to high quality, non-judgmental, and low-barrier services. Just think: if the anti-prostitution pledge were enforceable here in the US, HIPS wouldn’t be able to do our work!
A wonderful conversation on the Harm Reduction Coalition’s website about Bathroom Etiquette and Injection. Check out the description here: “Bathrooms at syringe exchange programs have always been a venue for injection. 3 different programs which have addressed the issue talk about their strategies for making their bathrooms safer. Part 1 of 2.” Check it out! A fascinating and necessary conversation for harm reduction service providers. You can either stream the conversation on the link above or download the mp3 here.
Please take a moment to consider printing off this coupon to get a box of free alcohol pads from CVS and donating them to HIPS or using them for your own safer injection practices! We could always use extra supplies for our outreach efforts (and it also helps to keep yourselves and community safe)!
For those of you in the DC metro area, there is even a possibility that we can pick up said alcohol pads at your house. What could be sweeter?
Thank you all in advance. And please: spread the word! On tumblr, twitter, facebook, in sky-writing…
<3 the HIPS team
We were tickled pink this afternoon to find a lovely “thank you” letter from the National Abortion Federation, thanking our Global Health Corps members for facilitating a discussion on issues surrounding sex-work, abortion, pregnancy, and barriers to services.
We see your “thank you,” NAF, and raise you an even BIGGER THANK YOU.
Not that it’s a competition, or anything…
But thank you. We love to spread the HIPS love.
<3 the HIPS team
DCTC has recently filed a lawsuit against a local DC shelter for discriminatory practices against trans*-identified clients. While discrimination based on one’s gender identity is reprehensible, the activism being done around these issues is truly inspiring. Best of luck, DCTC! Here’s hoping this will spark a larger movement to end discrimination based on one’s gender identity/presentation in DC, the nation, and beyond!
Photo credit: Tyler Keegan Girgsby