FKA Twigs has donated £10,000 to the fund.
FKA twigs has launched an initiative to support sex workers during Covid-19. Writing on Instagram, twigs shared that she’s donated £10,000 to a fund that supports sex work organisations SWARM, Lysistrata and ELSC (East London Strippers Collective).
Twigs has been vocal about her admiration for sex workers and strippers in the past, recently sharing a short film documenting her visit to Atlanta’s Blue Flame strip club. She’s also featured pole dancing prominently in her visuals and on her social media.
“I feel like now is the time for me to step forward, pay respect, and shine a light on the challenges facing sex workers, especially during these uncertain times,” twigs wrote on Instagram. “Sex workers I know and have met have discipline, craft, talent and work ethic – not only do they deserve better long-term, but their income has been wiped out by the lockdown and many are invisible to the financial aid available to others.”
“There’s a bigger journey in challenging public attitudes, tackling stigma, and fighting for rights and protections,” she continues. “But today I’m inviting you to join me in helping with cash donations to SWARM, Lysistrata and ELSC. these organisations are providing direct financial support to strippers and sex workers, we’ve kicked off the fund with £10,000.”
SWARM, Lysistrata, and ELSC will also be taking over twigs’ social channels this week.