Emily Turner

Outreach & Support Worker since February 2013

My role

I work with sex workers (primarily independent escorts, sauna workers, and agency as well as streetbased) supporting around 400 women in total. I co-ordinate the sexual health options for sex workers via fast-track appointments and outreach. I offer full testing, contraception & treatment options in your home or place of work in partnership with Leeds Sexual Health. I co-ordinate the Ugly Mugs scheme in Leeds and work with online sex workers around safety, liaising with the Police to minimise offences or general harm against sex workers. I also deliver training ("working with female sexworkers" and "complexities of sexwork and trafficking")

My background

I have worked at Leeds Women’s Aid as a Youth Worker and the Youth Offending Service, specialising in female offending and sex offending.

A little bit personal about me

I am an keen advocate for sex worker rights and believe in the full decriminalisation of sex work and strive towards ending stigma against sex workers. In my spare time I love going for long walks, foraging, knitting, crafting and making fruit liquors!