Against the Grain

Addicted, Pregnant, and Exploited

The drug-using, pregnant women who Kelly Ray Knight worked with and studied in San Francisco’s Mission District lived in shabby, privately owned daily-rent hotels. Crisis, violence, memory, and hope intersected in the everyday lives of these women, who were often pressured to do sex work in order to avoid immediate eviction.

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