Working a Deserted Corner: The Struggles of Brazilian Trans Sex Workers in the Midst of Covid-19
Ellie Osterholt and Gabby Scorti
Based on the story of Elba Tavares, this podcast explores the importance and the risk of sex work for many trans women in Brazil. Prostitution is legal in the country, but for large number of trans sex workers it is the only work option available. The current Covid-19 pandemic has not only disrupted their only source of income, but also increased their risk of infection. Similar to what they experienced during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 90s, Covid-19 puts trans sex workers’ lives at risk as they walk on the streets in fear of contracting the disease, all while having to worry about keeping themselves alive. t.
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