'I was a sex worker when I was young. It was hard but well paid. There's no shame in it.'
There's been a lot of talk about sex work recently — what it is, who's doing it, and how society and the government should treat people who make money from sex work.
It's a sensitive debate, and advocates on both sides of the issue have strongly held beliefs. But one group that too often gets left out of the conversation? Actual sex workers.
Sometimes that's because sex workers choose to keep their identities hidden because of safety and legal concerns. But often, the stigma against sex work also silences their voices.