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In the Booth with Ruth – Carly Rumbol, Artist

April 10, 2022 // 0 Comments

I have been incredibly lucky to have some strong female influences in my life – growing up my maternal grandmother was the true matriarch, the definitive heart of a huge family, strong, stubborn, and kind. Then there was my Aunty P – another tenacious, independent woman, who loved to create gift cards and spent many a happy afternoon mooching around craft fairs with me.

Author Natalie Savvides Discusses Her New Book ‘Full Circle’

February 20, 2016 // 4 Comments

From my early teens I have written diaries documenting these struggles: my thoughts, feelings, dreams, desires and innermost emotions are expressed through periods of bullying, dieting, drinking too much, heartache, chasing the wrong things in life, the wrong men, living in different counties, and ultimately searching for my peace and, of course, true love and balance.

In the Booth with Ruth – Tim Lee, Musician

November 1, 2014 // 2 Comments

I try to take the Jonathan Richman approach of always writing the truth of whatever I’m feeling or observing at the time... My songs are usually about love, heartache or trying to understand the way I or other people around me act. It’s kind of a diary way of writing, so there is a lot of whinging in there too, as you would expect in any diary!

In the Booth with Ruth – Tara Burns, Survivor of Labor Trafficking in the Sex Industry, Sex Worker and Sex Workers’ Rights Activist

October 29, 2014 // 10 Comments

We need anti-discrimination laws (as recommended by the Obama administration in 2010) to protect us from discrimination in accessing housing, employment, child custody, public services, financial instruments, health care, and education. This is not an abstract concept. If you don’t want people to be prostitutes, or even if you just want people to be able to leave the sex industry, making it impossible for sex workers and sex trafficking victims to get other jobs or rent a home is the opposite of effective...