Jody Paterson’s mission

How to interview a street person: “Don’t assume I’m stupid,” says an adviser quoted in the Globe and Mail.  “Don’t assume I don’t have skills. Don’t assume I don’t come from your world.”

The advice is part of a profile of Jody Paterson, former managing editor of the Victoria broadsheet who is now teaching writing at the University of Victoria, is executive director of a non-profit advocacy group for sex-trade workers, and is working to establish a co-operative brothel to finance social causes.