The Hustlers' Art Collective (THAC) is a co-operative non-profit based on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen, Malahat, Scia'new, T'Sou-ke, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples (a.k.a. Victoria, B.C.).
Who are we?
Hustler (noun) - an aggressively enterprising person; a go getter; a sex worker.
The Hustlers' Art Collective (THAC) is an art collective for sex workers and allies. We've come together to build relationships and community between sex workers and non-sex workers through the creation of art.
Sex work is a highly stigmatized profession. This stigma can be isolating as it fosters shame and can cause sex workers to feel unwelcome in their communities.
THAC aims to combat this stigma and isolation by creating safe spaces for sex workers to socialize, and a platform to advocate for change.
The red umbrella is the symbol of the sex workers' rights movement, introduced in 2005 by the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE). [Source: swannet.org]
The Hustlers' Art Collective (THAC) uses art to build community and relationships between sex workers and allies.
The Hustlers' Art Collective (THAC) envisions a world where sex workers are free from stigmatization and violence. Sex workers are important members of our community and deserve safe spaces and platforms to advocate for change.