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Katerina

Major: Public Health
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Favorite writer: Angela Davis
Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: Zombeavers, in the middle of hiding from their friend that just got attacked by a zombie beaver, two characters decide that it is a great time to have sex, but their now-zombie friend breaks into the room and kills one of the characters by biting off his genitals. We love a good dismissal of unnecessary cis-heterosexuality!
Hidden Talent: I can name all of the movies Seth Rogen has starred in and have gotten pretty well at drawing in the pop-art style.

Posts By: Katerina Tsvetkova

Instead of Trying to “save” Sex Workers—Pay Them

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 was the first-ever Sex Worker Pride day. The day was aimed at highlighting the beauty and self-told stories of sex workers and bringing positivity around a career that is often stigmatized and criminalized by the media and the general public. I saw so many beautiful posts about the love, support, and sexual liberation that many sex workers have experienced and have been surrounded by. Launched by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, this day of pride is focused on these tenants: Sex Worker Pride is an opportunity to celebrate and share stories of sex workers’ self-determination and the achievements of the sex worker rights movement over the last year. Sex Worker Pride extends to all marginalised by criminalisation, discrimination and stigma across the sex worker movement… Read more »

Abortion Shouldn’t Be Rare and It Isn’t

From the most recent data available from the Guttmacher Institute and the American Journal of Public Health, approximately 1 in 4 women will have had at least one abortion by the age of 45. While this statistic does not include research around trans men and non-binary people that obtain abortions, it still goes to show that this is a very common procedure; but people do not choose to talk about it that way. I’ve seen protesters outside of clinics with signs that say “women regret abortion” and “men regret lost fatherhood”, and other anti-abortion phrases. In my early exposure to organizing around and for abortion rights, I found that many people I worked with, and even myself, would say things like, “No one wants to get an abortion…it is such… Read more »