October 5, 2020
DSW’s Kaytlin Bailey will be departing the organization at the end of the month to more directly focus her energy on her burgeoning production company, Old Pro Productions, Inc., which aims to “tell better sex worker stories.” This month Bailey is relaunching her podcast, “The Oldest Profession,” which she originally created in 2017. By the time she joined DSW as communications director in 2018, Bailey had drawn a committed audience inspired by her irreverent humor, honesty, and wit.
Old Pro Productions produces “The Oldest Profession” in addition to Bailey’s one-woman show, “Whore’s Eye View,” which is currently in development. Additionally, the production company has spearheaded a national art build — partnering with local sex workers in five major U.S. cities — culminating in a virtual event on January 25, 2021, the anniversary of the first sex worker-led protest in the U.S.
While we are sad to say goodbye, DSW could not be more excited to see where Bailey’s work will take both the organization and our movement. Her tireless advocacy, public performances, personal essays, and op-eds, featured in various local and national publications, have raised awareness and made this issue accessible to a broader audience of allies. As a former sex worker, Bailey will continue to push people in power to listen to sex workers and stop the arrests.
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