Peers + Fatso

Fatso has thrown support behind many local and national causes but our ongoing support of Peers Victoria is central to our values: to lift up our community and to lend our name and efforts to organizations and identities that suffer from unjust stigma.

Peers has been providing outreach, harm reduction and education services for people in the sex industry for more 25 years. It is an innovative, multi-service grassroots agency established by, with, and for sex workers in 1995. Through direct service delivery and community partnerships, Peers provides an array of outreach and drop in harm reduction and support services alongside education and employment training for current and former sex workers, in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.

Fatso's Founder and CEO, Jill Van Gyn, is not only a member of the Peers Board of Director's but has dedicated many of her company's philanthropic efforts towards the destigmatization of sex work.

All profits from the sale of Fatso apparel will be donated to Peers and their various peer-driven programs.

100% of profits will go to Peers Victoria. You can also donate directly to Peers here.

Some words from Peer's members and advocates on sex work

Kristi - Sex worker

What do people need to know?

“Support for sex workers’ safety is important

Fatso Black Hoodie
$59.99 = $15 to Peers

Thea - Former sex worker and proud of it

Also formerly alcohol and drug dependant.
What do people need to know?

“Many people I love are sex workers”

Fatso Dark Grey Crew Sweatshirt
$49.99 = $12 to Peers

Mia - Pleasure activist

What do people need to know?

“Sex work is valuable and important work

Fatso Dark Grey T-Shirt
$24.99 = $8 to Peers

Sophia - Peers Community Member

What do people need to know?

“Sex work is viewed as a 'risk' or vulnerability in people's lives but for many, sex work is actually their way of surviving the actual vulnerabilities in their lives like homelessness, poverty, disability, and discrimination.”

Fatso Mint Muscle Shirt
$24.99 = $8 to Peers

Ruby - Owner, Ruby Entertainment

What do people need to know?

"Sex work is a powerful means to unwind and celebrate in this short life"

Fatso Pine Crop T-Shirt
$24.99 = $8 to Peers

Cha win is - Leadership Consultant

What do people need to know?

"Decolonizing sex work is part of Indigenous self-determination."

Fatso Blue Crew Sweatshirt
$49.99 = $12 to Peers

Gillie - Communications Officer

What do people need to know?

"You contribute to stigma—about something, we all do. It’s in what we were taught, how we were brought up, how we weren’t brought up, who taught us and who taught them. Our responsibility, my responsibility, is to dig deeper and take a look and dismantle what’s bs. Stigma against sex workers is in our language, films, memes, our Halloweens...I invite you to think about it. I did, I do."

Fatso Army Green T-Shirt
$24.99 = $8 to Peers

Rachel - Executive Director

What do people need to know?

"Supporti
ng the decriminalization of sex work is a feminist priority; sexual and bodily autonomy is everyone's right."

Fatso Grey Hoodie
$59.99 = $8 to Peers

Mona - Independent Companion

What do people need to know?

“I’d love to share my big smile with you, but sex workers still face a lot of stigma. This can impact our lives in many ways you may not be aware of. For example, sex workers can face termination of current or future employment, estrangement from family, custody issues, inability to cross international borders, and loss of safety in their homes and communities. Please help us fight stigma by standing up for us when you hear someone discriminate against sex workers!”

Fatso Dark Grey Crew Sweatshirt
$49.99 = $12 to Peers

Mikko Madness - Former sex worker

What do people need to know?

“My community includes sex workers.”

Fatso Black Muscle Shirt
$24.99 = $8 to Peers

Peers is an innovative, multi-service grassroots agency that was established by, with, and for sex workers in 1995. Through direct service delivery and community partnerships, Peers provides an array of outreach and drop in harm reduction and support services alongside education and employment training for current and former sex workers, in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.