Natalie Brewster Nguyen: Sex Worker Activist, Mother, Performer & Educator
by Nuestra Hermana
Natalie Brewster Nguyen (performance name Surgeon Scofflaw) is a self identified “radical queer hapa”. She is a QWOC, mother, sex worker/QPOC activist, educator and performer.
She was most recently involved with San Francisco’s La Pocha Nostra, a radical experimental performance group that questions power relations and the criminalization of the brown body. A clip from one of their performances (Cuerpo Illicito) can be watched HERE.
Her involvement in sex worker rights is varied. She has been involved in performances for the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, has headlined for The Sex Worker Arts Festival, The Sex Workers’ Art Show and has been involved in We, Asian Sex Workers, an art gallery & live performance portraying personal experiences of Asian sex workers within the U.S. and abroad. You can watch a clip of We, Asian Sex Workers HERE.
She has also been involved in spoken word collaboration with the 512 Collective, numerous burlesque performances, produced music as a cellist & multi instrumentalist, a lay leader for community worship with the Unitarian Universalist Church and is currently working on a parenting project titled: Mama/Baby/Dada which you can find more information about HERE.
Check out her website HERE.