We are WSTS
Work Safe Twerk Safe is a new peer led organization based in Toronto, seeking to provide legal and other resources to exotic dancers in Ontario, Canada. We are current and former strippers who came together to fight for strippers’ safety, dignity, and rights, on the basis that exotic dancing is real work. In solidarity and recognition that some dancers work or have worked in other sex industry jobs, we also aim to use our knowledge and experience to support the advocacy efforts of workers in other sectors of the sex industry, because sex work is real work. We want to improve working conditions in strip clubs in Ontario, and also to provide our colleagues with legal and other resources they find useful.
The purpose of this website is to provide non-judgmental resources in the areas of occupational health and safety, legal information, financial and working strategies, transitioning from sex work to mainstream work, and other stripper-friendly resources.
We also do occasional surveys to gauge community needs and wants. Currently we are collecting information about dancers’ informational needs in regard to workplace rights and legal self-advocacy – you can check out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/twerksafe