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It is because our lives matter that we exist..... We will not allow the world to forget us or neglect us anymore!



This organization is a non-profit [501 (c) (3)] public benefit corporation organized under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public and charitable purposes. The specific purposes of this corporation are

  • to serve as an educational resource center for serious research and other information about prostitution and sex work in order to provide the public with access to these academic reports and studies;
  • to foster, perpetuate and preserve an appreciation of the art and culture created by and about sex workers;
  • to establish and maintain a permanent collection of art (including but not limited to paintings, sculpture, photos, writings, etc.) and related archival materials created by and about sex workers, past and present, throughout the world and provide for their display, both through regular exhibits throughout the world and through the creation of a cyberspace museum;
  • to educate the public about sex workers, their art and culture;
  • to provide economic alternatives and opportunities for creative, artistic sex workers, to enable them to transition out of prostitution and into another profession if they are so inclined;
  • and to contribute or otherwise assist corporations, organizations and institutions in the fields of health care, law enforcement and education through the dissemination of accurate, timely information relating to this important social and political issue.

. . . . ISWFACE Articles of Incorporation

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