“Wear Some Thick Socks If You Walk in My Shoes”: Agency, Resilience, and Well-Being in Communities of North American Sex Workers

  title={“Wear Some Thick Socks If You Walk in My Shoes”: Agency, Resilience, and Well-Being in Communities of North American Sex Workers},
  author={Theodore R. Burnes and Elizabeth M Rojas and Irena Delgado and Tianna E Watkins},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Using a participatory action research (PAR) paradigm, this study investigated how 35 individuals involved in the sex work industry exemplified aspects of agency and intentional well-being under harsh work environments. Using PAR and qualitative research, sex workers were asked to identify research questions and help to design a study investigating the relationship between well-being and sex worker agency. Participants in the study each completed one semi-structured individual interview to share… Expand
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