A community-run education platform for sex workers, by sex workers.

Empowering sex workers across Australia through:

Economic Empowerment • Skillshare Workshops • Social Inclusion • Community Cohesion • Capacity Building

We believe in the transformative power of shared knowledge (not hidden behind a paywall).

About us

Bigger Sister Channel is a peer-to-peer education & development platform for sex workers, by sex workers. We work with community contributors and curate educational content that’s inclusive, engaging and easy to understand: practical advice that can be put into action

Skills to pay the bills. Bigger Sister — no B.S.

Listen to our Researcher Tilly introduce: who Bigger Sister is, the reason we’re here, and how we plan to set you up for success

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Introducing our Programs

The skills to pay the bills.

Everything you should have learned at school and more. Our economic empowerment program is designed to provide foundational in-depth training specifically for sex workers and troubleshooting through our unique challenges. This program helps you navigate a hostile and confusing financial framework and improves your financial wellbeing by putting you on the path for financial freedom.

Ask Us Anything

Questions submitted will be answered every Tuesday

Do you have a sex work related question?

Our Ask Us Anything feature offers any sex worker the opportunity to pose an anonymous question about anything to do with the industry. With our collective 50+ years industry experience, there’s hardly a question we can’t answer.

Skillsharing workshops on community-led topics to top-up the trickbag.

Dealing out tricks of the trade.

Workshops run once a month in-person or online, with a different “Bigger Sister” host for each session. We want to convert all workshops into digital resources to be readily accessible and available in our online library. Be sure to check out our upcoming workshops and futureproofed workshops.

Upcoming Workshops

How to manage a budget, save and pay off debts easily and effortlessly

With Justin Knowles from Services Australia
In-person, Melbourne
April 17th

1-3pm

This presentation focuses on ways to manage our money and the basics of budgeting, debt, and saving. Topics will include: prioritising money and budgeting, debt basics and types of borrowing, dealing with debt, how to create savings, and more. This workshop will include resources that can be accessed via Services Australia.

Creating Content at any size: A beginners guide on content creating.

with Lex Leigh
In-person, Melbourne
April 19th

1-3pm

This workshop will be hosted by Lex Leigh.

Lex has been a part of the SW community 14 years & has undergone a drastic change to her appearance in recent years, all while still working in multiple facets of the industry.

Due to her experience in creating & selling her content at various different body sizes, Lex is here to present a workshop to teach you the ‘how to’ when it comes to the online market & to not only maximise your confidence but also your income streams.

Intro to EOFY taxes

with Seth Patel
In-person, Melbourne
May 3rd

1-3pm

Intro to tax is an introductory workshop run by qualified accountant Seth Patel just prior to the end of the financial year, where you can come and ask all of your tax related questions.

Want to know about the different taxes applicable and claim the maximum deductions for our industry? Come join us at the workshop.

Futureproofed Workshops

What does ‘futureproof’ mean?

If you futureproof something, you design or change it to be useful or accessible in the future. Since not everyone who wants to attend in-person workshops can, the team at Bigger Sister Channel are continually working with our workshop presenters to provide digital resources that contain useful content long after they’ve been presented.

Shibari with Sai Jaiden Lillith

Futureproofed

Sex industry professionals often have very different needs and pathways in their journeys with ropes to lifestyle practitioners. This workshop gave a quick pathway to basic proficiency with ropes for use in professional contexts while still focusing on the connective nature of the practice.

When using rope in a professional context there is often little margin for error, and clients can be unforgiving compared to an intimate partner. As such, we covered the essentials of safety, holding space, tying with feeling and creating connection.

Sai shared rope handling techniques, a multitude of soft skills and their unique flavor of connective practices in ropes.

Diversify your advertising

Futureproofed

Keen to up your game when it comes to your marketing and advertising? Ready to go to the next level but also would like some assistance to get there?

You're in luck because this roundtable workshop is designed to discuss all things advertising. Join us for our roundtable discussion, a more casual, horizontally designed peer-to-peer style workshop, where everyone is an expert in their own life. We will share our experiences, failures and wins when it comes to diversifying your advertising, why it’s best to not only advertise on one spot, options for free ads, and more

SEO for FSSW with Natalia Violet

Futureproofed

SEO is the practice of optimising your website to increase its ranking on Google (and other search engines). This improved visibility should then generate more traffic to your website, and in turn, hopefully, you will gain more clients.

Natalia Violet, a full service sex worker who has professional experience in the SEO sector guides sex workers through answering the question, what is SEO and is it worth it for FSSWers?

Photography tips & tricks with Silk Lab

Futureproofed

Lauren AKA Silk Lab is a Melbourne based photographer and long time industry ally specialising in advertising & content photography for sex workers.

In this futureproofed version of the workshop, many of the tactile, motor skills can't be captured, but we have preserved the knowledge and principles to help you with your at home photography

Data Sets 101 with Ivy Harper

Futureproofed

This data sets workshops will guide you through how to quickly and easily make your data comprehensible through data visualisation and share strategies to convey complex information in intuitive and impactful ways.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of data collection, data types and keeping your data consistent and well formatted.

Copywriting with Estelle

Futureproofed

From writing your copy in five minutes, to exercises to help you identify your brand, this workshop covered a range of topics related to how you present yourself as a worker.

In this futureproofed version, Estelle walks through her presentation with Lex and talks about incorporating branding, marketing and style into your written copy.

Holding space for your story

 your voice

Community Podcast

Sex work can be a tangled web of responsibility and risk, challenges and complexities. These turbulent conditions, unique to our industry, can make it difficult to know where to start.

Together with our guests we dive in and attempt to unravel the bureaucratic beast, offering a practical approach and direct action. Sometimes this is with industry experts, sometimes this is with other professionals from different fields. 

Our conversations aim to self-empower workers, nurture financial wellness and fill knowledge gaps. We’re all about capacity building: giving you the understanding, skills and means to break the cycle of dependence and instability.

We cover the big issues: intergenerational poverty, scarcity mindset, unstable income, financial exclusion, how to work safer, and more.

Our guests are all heart and nails, helping us ride tough subjects with grace and laughter, and leave us knowing a little more than yesterday.

Want to get involved? Collaborate with us – we would love to hear from you.

Want to support our community project?

Bigger Sister Channel is now accepting financial donations for those who share our vision and want to support our mission. Donations go to operation costs, providing free workshops, compensating expert presenters, developing peer-to-peer education content, having monthly giveaway and supporting sex workers in need or crisis.

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