Her images are a full access pass into feminine power. She collaborates with female sex workers from all walks of life and she is in constant dialogue with them. They’re not just subjects of my photography — they’re her community. Their strength through vulnerability is her passion. They grow and change together through established trust, and that’s what she wants for all women everywhere.
When she first started shooting clubs in San Francisco, she had no idea it would unfold like it has. For many, sex work is tied to all sorts of perceptual challenges, and she had to confront hers right away. This dynamically shifted the way she looks at herself and her own body, not just the women she celebrates on camera. Together they are rewriting a story about strength and grace. They’re not an invisible revolution, they’re forming a powerful new visual language that demolishes shame.
Vida is a jewelry designer and visual artist based in Oakland. Her practice explores themes of femininity, spirituality and joy, and she views adornment as a mode of identifying oneself and an act of self-empowerment. Her painting practice, which is both figurative and abstract, informs her jewelry practice and vice versa, in playful exploration of color palettes and silhouettes. Her affinity for all things tropical is apparent in her bold colors and organic shapes.
Fredia is a stand-up comedian and co-host of the It's A Look podcast. Using comedic storytelling as her framework, Fredia works to illustrate the nuances of what it means to be a young millennial woman of color. Fredia’s expertise lies in laughter and she uses her jokes as the platter to serve the heavier topics we're all afraid to taste.