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Rachel Wotton

Rachel Wotton is a migrant sex worker, living and working throughout Australia and overseas, for over two decades.

She has also enjoyed many opportunities to present sex worker issues at local, national and international conferences, while networking with sex workers from around the globe.

 Rachel is a founding member of Touching Base (www.touchingbase.org), which brings people with disability and sex workers together to advocate for the rights for both marginalised communities and to decrease stigma and discrimination.  

In 2011 Rachel was featured in an Australian documentary, Scarlet Road (www.scarletroad.com.au), which outlined her work with clients with disability and the work of Touching Base Inc. In April 2016 Rachel presented further on this topic at TEDx Bunbury; "Open your mind to what goes on behind closed doors"  (http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Open-Your-Mind-to-What-Goes-on). 

Rachel was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2016. Her report, outlining her project, to review training programs for sex workers providing services to clients with disability, can be found here: https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellows/detail/4190/Rachel+Wotton

Rachel graduated in 2017 [M.Phil (Medicine)] with her Masters by Research topic: Sex workers who provide services to clients with disability in New South Wales, Australia. [ Open Source: https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/16875]