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Media & PR

The media amplifies our voice and vision to reduce stigma around sex work in Scotland. We welcome the powerful impact of the press and media to open our conversation to the wider public.

Media & PR

The media is essential in educating the wider public about moving beyond binary views on sex work, and thus in driving our vision. We are media trained and always looking for opportunities to engage with the press. We are able to provide insights from our Sex Worker community spokespeople about relevant policies and lived-experience stories, with total anonymity assured upon request.


Featured press

With heaps of experience on mental health, diversity, disability, migration, sex work experience and the nitty gritty in between, our Umbrella Lane community spokespeople are happy to talk to local, national and international press. Check out our recent press involvement below, or for inquiries email:

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The Social - BBC


Umbrella Lane Founder Dr. Anastacia Ryan speaks to the BBC about sex workers facing lockdown.


The Herald Scotland


Anastacia writes on the safety of sex workers to mark the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.


Daily Record


Some of our Umbrella Lane community spokespeople give insights into the struggles of sex work during lockdown.


The Ferrett


Our community speaks out against a sex work policy for Scotland that has increased violent crime against sex workers since being enacted in Ireland.



View our media pack

Thank you for choosing to support Umbrella Lane! By viewing our media pack, you will have access to the following:

Umbrella Lane Fact Sheet
PR Images and team bios

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