Adi MacArtney is creating Science communication
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Thank you ever so much for supporting Science Hooker!

Science Hooker began in 2015, early in my PhD, as an attempt to highlight that those of poor economic backgrounds and stigmatised communities such as sex work and trans struggle to establish and retain access to academia or to be taken seriously by society.

Academia often talks about being 'diverse' and 'open', but these are usually false and empty battle cries. When confronted with raw, genuine diversity, academia tends to shun it and close ranks around accepted norms. Science Hooker was initially about challenging and changing this. Loudly. Brashly. Without apology.

My PhD was completed in June 2018 and with no secure employment forthcoming I have returned to the demimonde and escort for a living. My personal experience of the sex work community fills me with love and hope. It is cohesive, and I have never been as backed up and looked after as I have by fellow sex workers. The opinions and lived experience of the community is diverse, and the red umbrella is wide. Social stigma and distain for sex work is high and if Science Hooker can do a small amount to reduce this stigma then it has been more than successful and worthwhile.

I am not using this platform to produce erotic content, nor is it used for obtaining sexual services. Donations are to keep running the Twitter account @Science_Hooker that has a twin focus of science communication and sex worker rights advocacy. I also write for publications such as the Huffington Post and The Conversation. 

Be fierce fire.
Unapologetic for who you are.
The world is not kind.
So bring kindness to it.



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To collate a series of pages on sex work and trans issues. Not preaching, but providing useful data and information.
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Thank you ever so much for supporting Science Hooker!

Science Hooker began in 2015, early in my PhD, as an attempt to highlight that those of poor economic backgrounds and stigmatised communities such as sex work and trans struggle to establish and retain access to academia or to be taken seriously by society.

Academia often talks about being 'diverse' and 'open', but these are usually false and empty battle cries. When confronted with raw, genuine diversity, academia tends to shun it and close ranks around accepted norms. Science Hooker was initially about challenging and changing this. Loudly. Brashly. Without apology.

My PhD was completed in June 2018 and with no secure employment forthcoming I have returned to the demimonde and escort for a living. My personal experience of the sex work community fills me with love and hope. It is cohesive, and I have never been as backed up and looked after as I have by fellow sex workers. The opinions and lived experience of the community is diverse, and the red umbrella is wide. Social stigma and distain for sex work is high and if Science Hooker can do a small amount to reduce this stigma then it has been more than successful and worthwhile.

I am not using this platform to produce erotic content, nor is it used for obtaining sexual services. Donations are to keep running the Twitter account @Science_Hooker that has a twin focus of science communication and sex worker rights advocacy. I also write for publications such as the Huffington Post and The Conversation. 

Be fierce fire.
Unapologetic for who you are.
The world is not kind.
So bring kindness to it.



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