Polina Bachlakova is a Russian-Canadian journalist, editor and feminist activist based in Copenhagen. Her bylines appear in publications like the BBC, VICE Identity and FRAME - where she writes about everything from sex work to design. Besides, she’s an editor at ethical porn company Bedside Productions - and the founder of BITE ME, a newsletter about food and feminism. Previously, Polina was a board member and activist at The Red Van, a harm reduction initiative for street-based sex workers in Copenhagen. She’s also held managing editorial positions at award-winning companies like VICE and SPACE10.
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Long read: How the Nordic model in France changed everything for sex workers
In 2019, 10 sex workers were killed in France in the span of six months. Critics say that the Nordic model and its...
Selling decriminalised sex work to the public: a guide
Marketing professionals know how to sell a message, and at its core decriminalisation is just another message. Let’s...
Sex work, stigma, and the challenge of harm reduction in Denmark
Harm reduction does not exist in a vacuum.