I have a few things that I do in my life that are very different from those in other women's lives. One is I am a sex worker, and I like to tell people that I am a "whore". This is a label that has been used for centuries by men and women, to dehumanize sex workers, who are often exploited for sex, and by pimps, who are just "honey-trapped" by the sex workers and use them to generate income for themselves. The "whore" label is often used to shame, intimidate, threaten, and even kill sex workers, so I am not going to use it. I do however, use the term "sex worker". There are many different definitions of what a "sex worker" is, but what I do is work as a sex worker. If you are a person who does not want to sell your body, and wants to express yourself sexually, I encourage you to talk to me, to meet me, to buy me products or services. "Sex worker" is a powerful label that many people are reluctant to use. I have heard "sex worker" be used as a pejorative for women of color, trans women, people living with HIV, and more, so I wanted to take a few moments to talk about my reasons for using this term and to offer you a place to start to explore how you can be involved in the movement to abolish the "whore" label.