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).
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
economic empowerment PROGRAM
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.
How to cam easier using OBS (Open Broadcast Software)
with Michelle Hart
Join Michelle Hart, an experienced online content creator and cammer, as she teaches you the basics of OBS, the software for video recording and live streaming used on MFC, Twitch and more.
This will be an interactive workshop, with an intro to OBS accompanied with hands-on lessons to practice using OBS features and functions.
How to diversify your advertising
Online, Google Meets
Keen to up your game when it comes to your marketing and advertising?
Join us for our roundtable workshop, a more casual peer discussions style of workshop, to discuss diversifying your advertising, why it’s best to not only advertise on one spot, options for free ads, and more!
How to manage a budget, save and pay off debts easily and effortlessly
With Justin Knowles from Services Australia
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.
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.
Photography with Silk Lab
Lauren from Silk Lab, a Melbourne based sex worker friendly photographer, hosted this three hour workshop where she walked us through the process of creating high-quality images for your business. This tailored hands-on learning workshop was customised to meet attendees specific needs. Together we enhanced our photography skills and captured stunning images to build our brand and business!
In the futureproofed version, we'll share Lauren's slides and help you organise your own at home photography setup 🤳 📷
Tax Q&A with Hnry Australia
In this online workshop, we forwarded all of your Australian tax related questions to sex worker friendly accountants at the Hnry app.
This workshop explored issues related to sole traders and we cleared up any confusions our community had about tax obligation! If you would like to automate your tax, be sure to use our referral code BIGGERSISTER to trial and see if it's a good fit for your business.
You can view the most commonly asked questions and answers for this workshop on our futureproofed page.
Copywriting with Estelle Lucas
This workshop was hosted by copywriting expert Estelle Lucas to take your advertisement to the next level and was held over three hours in Melbourne.
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 our 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
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.