CRIMSON COALITION put together a heap of
CHRISTMAS GIFT PACKS !!!!
THE BAGS - Calico drawstring bags about 25cm x 18cm - EACH BAG WAS HAND PAINTED BY CRIMSON COALITION MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS.
No 2 bags are identical
Painting each bag was kinda fun as there were NO RULES except that of the artist's perceived relevance to QLD Sex Work and CC.
...so many different bags....
??? SO WHY NOT A PLASTIC BAG OR ENVELOPE?
"WELL, WE WANTED SOMETHING QLD WORKERS COULD KEEP TO REMEMBER CRIMSON COALITION...ALSO, WE WANTED SOMETHING SPECIAL AS THIS IS OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS"
IDEALLY we envision all sex workers in QLD tottering around with their INDIVIDUALLY HAND PAINTED bag containing work essentials, however, as each bag is unique, so is each worker's circumstance, style, personal taste and intended use of the bag.
SO IF A WORKER DOESNT LIKE THE BAG'S DESIGN?
... Simple.. chuck the bag in the wash!
ENOUGH ABOUT THE BAGS ALREADY....
.... EACH CHRISTMAS PACK CONTAINED.....
1. ALL HAND PAINTED 'CC' BAGS CONTAINED a WHITE 'CC' PARCEL filled with CONDOMS & LUBE
HUGE THANKS to SWOP NT & ANSELL a.k.a. CRIMSON CONDOM FAIRYS ...
^ HMMM....IRONIC THAT QLD SEX WORKER CHRISTMAS EFFORTS look kinda illegal! ha!! just goes to show things aren't always how they appear...
2. A COPY OF PRO-VISION (The Scarlet Alliance publication)
3. A CHRISTMAS CARD WITH BEST WISHES FROM CRIMSON COALITION
4. CANDY KANE
5. QLD SEX WORKERS SURVEY
6. CRIMSON COALITION INFORMATION LEAFLET AND MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
AND, SOMETHING UNIQUE THAT UNITES ALL SEX WORKERS ...
7. A CRIMSON COALITION BEADED BRACELET!!!
Each beaded bracelet is different in bead distribution, bead colour, bead size and so forth.
The only unifying feature of each beaded bracelet is the cluster of red beads in it.
The red beads represent SEX WORKERS.
The other beads can represent other member groups, individuals or cliques in our community.
The informal cluster of red ('crimson') beads represents Queensland Sex Workers and Crimson Coalition as their support network 'to which we cluster'... beads are discreet and only sex workers know what they represent... Hence they can be worn casually or during work to motivate strength, unity and support. ...AWWWW
CRIMSON MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS BONDED DURING THE LENGTHY BEADING PROCESS AND AS SUCH BEADS ARE HEADED TO BECOMING A FUTURE FIXTURE SYMBOLLIC ACCESSORY OF SORTS FOR CRIMSON COALITION ....
CRIMSON COALITION CHRISTMAS GIFT TO QUEENSLAND SEX WORKERS!!!