From erotic labor, to the rights of people who use psychoactive substances, to reproductive health, and carcerality - we are living through a political moment when debates about bodily autonomy are at a fever pitch. Towards Bodily Autonomy: A Healing Justice Anthology Decolonizing Sex Work and Drug Use is a bold and timely collection that confronts these charged issues at the intersection of social justice and public health.
Towards Bodily Autonomy reveals the histories behind the United States’ ideological wars and illustrates their costs to all of us. It is a primer on healing-centered harm reduction which presents a visionary framework and set of practical strategies to advance unity and care while working to transform conditions for communities that bear the brunt of interpersonal and systemic violence, overdose deaths, and health inequities.
The anthology gathers the voices of leading BIPOC advocates, service providers, and scholars whose lives and communities have been harmed by American neo-colonial policies. The articles, interviews, worksheets, and poems within are an offering to expand our collective understanding of survival, healing, and embodied freedom.
This book is a critically important resource for our movements at a moment that calls for clarity, vision, and community-led solutions. We are dedicated to making it accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
After self-publishing the anthology in English, we're now raising funds to create a Spanish-language version of the book. Please help us bring Towards Bodily Autonomy to our Spanish-speaking community!
Translation services for a book of this length will cost over $7,000. Labor for design, logistics, and publication of the translated version will cost another $3,000.
Donations of any size will help ensure that this resource -- and our vision of BIPOC-led movements for bodily autonomy rooted in community care, harm reduction, and racial justice -- will reach more of the folks who can bring it to life.