Carol Leigh (also known as Scarlot Harlot) is an artist, author, filmmaker, and sex workers’ rights activist. She famously coined the term sex work, a fundamental part of the lexicon regarding all workers’ rights, owed in large part to Leigh’s artistic and activist career. Working primarily through the medium of performance and video, her work attempts to educate and broaden audiences’ understanding of sex work and the fundamental rights sex workers deserve. Carol’s Curated Spaces feature takes the form of a visual essay comprising images from her archive, along with an introductory statement from Carol, giving an overview of her trajectory as an artist and activist.

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