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‘What would happen if you took a poll and asked if sex workers deserve to be safe?’


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by Angela O'Shaughnessy
19th May 2021

Read time: 9 mins

Photo credit: Bryan Meade

“We need to feel safe to call the guards and know we won’t lose our homes, other jobs and our children”

This is the question that Kate McGrew, arguably Ireland’s most recognisable escort, asks people to consider as she sits down with Angela O'Shaughnessy

“Part of our work is parsing out perceptions around sexuality, age-old stereotypes and repression. We should be focusing on what sex workers really need and not getting mired down in our old ideas about bad sex versus good sex,” says artist Kate McGrew. McGrew is arguably Ireland’s most recognisable escort. A 20-year industry veteran, she’s also the director of sex-worker led organisation Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, where she gives voice to one of the most...

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