On Saturday, May 7th, Swizzles Bar & Grill in downtown Ottawa will host the semi-annual tea dance BASHFUL in support of P.O.W.E.R. (Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau, Work, Educate, and Resist).
In 2010, P.O.W.E.R. published ‘Challenges: Ottawa Area Sex Workers Speak Out’, a report documenting the ongoing harm committed by Canada’s antiquated and moralistic approach to sex work. The report would contribute to the growing body of research that showed the inherent value and important con