Justice Rivera

(she/they; ella/elle)

is a writer, harm reduction consultant, and pleasure activist based in San Juan.

Justice’s professional and artistic work is grounded in principles of harm reduction, anti-oppression, and healing justice. Her expressions seek to deconstruct carceral and punishment driven paradigms to race, gender, and bodily autonomy.

She currently works to uplift compassionate community-led solutions to social injustices through her role as Partner with Reframe Health and Justice and through her creative offerings including Candy Coated: A Memoir and Towards Bodily Autonomy: A Healing Justice Anthology Decolonizing Sex Work and Drug Use.

When she isn’t working or writing, Justice loves to travel, dance to EDM, cook, shop, volunteer, cuddle with her cat, and laugh with friends and family.

About Justice

Readers say...

“In this plainspoken but electrifyingly emotionally resonant memoir, Justice Rivera brings their nuanced historical analysis of the War on Drugs and the war on sex workers into an understanding of their own personal narrative. Rivera has long been an indispensable asset to the sex workers rights movement, expanding and complicating discourse on survival sex work, poverty, and the broad spectrum between choice, circumstance, and coercion.

Now, in this painfully honest yet compulsively readable account of their youth, they bring that same empathy and attention to detail to the complexities of their own drug using and sex trading past. Rivera urges us to understand that punishment has no redeeming value personally or politically, but the reader never feels preached to."

Caty Simon
Tits and Sass co-editor, Urban Survivors Union leadership team member, and Whose Corner Is It Anyway co-executive director

Candy Coated: A Memoir

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Body Autonomy: Decolonizing Sex Work & Drug Use

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