We are ANSWER.

We choose to love each other for who we are, for what we’re going through and however we choose to go through it. 

We know for a fact that there is no “right” way to do sex work. There is no “right” way to survive capitalism. We support and love each other with the hope that our moments of survival become a life of thrival.

We fight for the decriminalization of sex work, so we can all choose to survive capitalism on our  terms.

A network of Sex Workers
to Excite Revolution

We are Answer

We choose to love each other for who we are, for what we’re going through and however we choose to go through it.

We know for a fact that there is no “right” way to do sex work. There is no “right” way to survive capitalism. We support and love each other with the hope that our moments of survival become a life of thrival.

We fight for the decriminalization of sex work, so we can all choose to survive capitalism on our terms.

A network of Sex Workers
to Excite Revolution

We are Answer

We choose to love each other for who we are, for what we’re going through and however we choose to go through it. 

We know for a fact that there is no “right” way to do sex work. There is no “right” way to survive capitalism. We support and love each other with the hope that our moments of survival become a life of thrival.

We fight for the decriminalization of sex work, so we can all choose to survive capitalism on our terms.

A network of Sex Workers
to Excite Revolution

Why we exist

We are a sex worker justice collective. We exist for the right of all people to choose to do sex work on their own terms. We exist as a fiercly supportive community among all sex workers.

History

We are a group of sex workers who created ANSWER Detroit in the summer of 2019 because we were really fucking ready to decriminalize sex work. We founded ANSWER with the belief that decriminalization is only one piece of the juicy liberation we deserve; as sex workers and as humans just trying to survive capitalism.

Therefore, we created five focus areas for our work. In creating these focus areas, we set the intention for organic community growth that aligns with our collective vision:

  • POLITICAL POWER BUILDING  
  • MEDIA & EDUCATION   
  • CULTURE & CREATING ARTS
  • HEALTH, HOUSING, LEGAL SUPPORT
  • HEALING & WELLNESS

Oh, here’s another important thing you should know: In the fall of 2019, our founding members unanimously voted to NOT become a 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 organization. At that time, we believed that scrambling to identify into an arbitrary (re: hierarchical) tax structure felt premature and insincere to our collective mission.

In early 2020, our existing membership unanimously voted to incorporate as a cooperative. We are currently in the process of building a cooperative model that fits ANSWER’s values.

Current Initiatives

BlackMamaonBrick

#FreeBlackMamas Bailout

In coalition with organizations across Detroit, we work to raise cash bail funds for black women & mothers.

DSWMAF

Mutual aid fund

The Detroit Sex Worker Mutual Aid Fund is a financial resource-sharing space created by Michigan-based sex workers to provide necessary support for fellow sex workers and their families.

SupportGrouponBrick

SW Support Group

A weekly support group meeting for sex workers across all facets of the  industry & of all experiences.

DSWMAF

Mutual aid fund

The Detroit Sex Worker Mutual Aid Fund is a financial resource-sharing space created by Michigan-based sex workers to provide necessary support for fellow sex workers and their families.

BlackMamaonBrick

#FreeBlackMamas Bailout

In coalition with organizations across Detroit, we work to raise cash bail funds for black women & mothers.

SupportGrouponBrick

SW Support Group

A weekly support group meeting for sex workers across all facets of the  industry & of all experiences.

Support Our Work

ANSWER Detroit is 100% people funded. We strongly believe in a sex revolution that is backed by our community. 

Do you like a sex worker?
Were a sex worker? 
Are sometimes a sex worker?
Know a sex worker? 
Don’t know a sex worker
(Guess what? You do!)

That makes you one of us. Be a part of our community.

Don’t judge a fellow sex worker for hustling different than you.

– Sex Worker Proverb