Your support, by way of financial donations, will directly aid the work done by Sistaazhood. Sistaazhood is a community of trans women sex workers based in Cape Town, South Africa. The peer-led and founded group functions as a support group and as an activist group. Most of the girls are homeless, living under a bridge near Cape Town’s castle. Their work is of incredible value and to continue doing so they need your support!
SistaazHood is a support group for trans women sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a peer-led organization, founded by 5 trans women sex workers. The group currently consists of 37 trans women sex workers from Cape Town. As a community they support one another focussing on health; both physical and mental health.
Furthermore SistaazHood is an activist organization advocating for the decriminalization of sex work and the human & health rights of transgender sex workers. Sistaazhood works in close collaboration with other non-governmental organisations such as Triangle Project, Sex Workers Advocacy Task force (SWEAT) and Gender DynamiX.
Sistaaz of the Castle
Sistaaz of the Castle is an ongoing collaboration between photographer Jan Hoek, Fashion designer Duran Lantink and six women from the SistaazHood community that started five years ago. The Sistaaz are eager activists, proud to be trans, proud to be a sex worker, and even prouder of their stunning sense of style. And they want it to be acknowledged.
Together they created a series of photographs and a fashion collection based on the girls’ appearance and their ability to turn whatever they find into the most exuberant outfits. This has already resulted in a fashion show at Amsterdam Fashion Week (a show in Cape Town in still on our wish list) and a photo exhibition in Foam (Photography museum Amsterdam) and an activistic publication that combines fashion with documentary, it can be ordered here. If you are based in Cape Town and wish to order please contact Sistaazhood directly.
The work of Sistaazhood is of incredible value and your support will directly impact their community. With your funds they will be able to continue their peer-organised work on improving and maintaining the physical and mental health of trans sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa.
We ask you to make financial donations out to Triangle, the legally registered and renowned NGO that Sistaazhood works with.
Name: TRIANGLE PROJECT
account number: 071237526
Swift address: SBZA ZA JJ
However support of practical nature is also most welcomed! For instance, the Sistaaz need blankets for the approaching winter. For this and any other practical support you would like to give, please contact Netta of Sistaazhood.
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