Many people are unaware that the so-called “Nordic Model” is actively harmful and dangerous to humans whose business is sex.
What workers actually want is decriminalisation, known as Decrim for short.
As we celebrate International Sex Worker’s Day, let’s remember that the lived experience of workers is the ultimate authority on what workers need.
The red umbrella is the symbol of support for sex workers. I bought tiny red umbrella earrings and a pretty new red dress in case I was able to go to marches this year, but I am only a few days out from my second vaccine shot, and feeling pretty unwell.
I’m Tinu, publisher & editor, mother of 2 living in NYC. I’ve been collecting dolls since the late 90s as a young girl. Now housing over 300 vintage Barbie, Cissy, Blythe, Erte, Integrity Toys, Franklin Mint, etc in storage and only just now slowly starting to bring them out to play with my kids regardless of value.
Watching my 2yr old daughter’s reaction during unboxing is priceless! (You can see videos in the YouTube link on my profile page.) I love taking pics using outdoors, real life. Welcome to my happy place! So buckle up, it’s going to be one fantasy ride of art imitating life here!
The tender scene below shows the Hameed family leaving the hospital with a newborn.
Tinu’s signature as a fashion doll photographer is using real backgrounds, made by placing the dolls in front of the real place!
And as a native New Yorker, she uses the city as a backdrop!
Her doll pictures in the last months include protest art, with photographs of her dolls she took while joining the protests in midtown.
She describes Dollicious Life as “the place where art imitates life”, and says she uses her dolls to teach her kids about the world.
The scenes she creates are warm and inclusive, a hopeful vision of human connection.
I love the family dinners and Pride pictures, which show gatherings of stylish folks.
Tinu is a serious lifelong fashion doll collector (although now she lets her two-year-old open valuable boxed dolls!) and through her I learned about the fantastic doll company Integrity Toys, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Dolls have tremendous intrinsic energy, and using them for education is powerful.
I hope you’ll follow Tinu on Instagram or Youtube and see what stories her dolls have to tell.
You can also read Tinu’s reporting on New York protests here and see her coverage of the NYC Juneteenth events here.
Plus, check out her coverage of last year’s events like Curl Fest, Afropunk and Pride!
Tinu’s beautiful Sisterhood in White video:
Tinu’s Black History Month doll unboxing with her daughter!