It is with deep sadness that the National Ugly Mugs team say goodbye to the committed, dedicated and energetic sex worker rights campaigner Laura Lee.
Through our sadness, we recognise and reflect upon the strength and power of Laura's contribution to the sex workers' rights movement nationally and internationally. As many have said already, the attempts to dampen her spirit and tenacity, and the stigma that she faced, were met with dignified composure and straightforward resolve.
To honour Laura Lee, we will, as NUM and as part of a much wider collaboration, continue to advocate for sex workers' rights and decriminalisation.
But at this time, our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and particularly to her daughter, Cat.