The video above is a PSA created by Audacia Ray and the participants of the first Speak Up media training workshop for current and former sex workers as part of New York's Sex Work Awareness, a media and public education advocacy organization.

This is what Audacia has to say about Speak Up.

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'Though talking to the the media is definitely not for everyone and should be approached with caution by people who work in the sex industry, I think it's important to prepare people for battle. The Speak Up media training workshop is part self defense, part public relations seminar, and part toolbox for the new media revolution.'

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I think this is an awesome idea; as we've seen in coverage of cases like the Craigslist murders and Spitzer-gate, the verbiage even the most well-meaning journalists use can be skewed. And let's face it; not all of the journos covering these news items are well meaning. Here's a blog entry Audacia posted about her experience with a news producer who was vetting her for the show 'Live with Dan Abrams.' It's called 'Have You Been a Whore?'

Jenni Miller is the movies editor for BUST. You can find her on Twitter @msjennimiller

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