Our mission is to build products and services to empower sex workers.
We are a collective of sex workers and technologists.
Assembly Four was founded on the belief that impact is more important than profit. We strongly believe that having the ability to make decisions about our bodies and sexual lives is a fundamental human right. Anyone should be able to make these choices without fear, violence or discrimination. Sex workers are still fighting for this right.
In collaboration with sex workers across the globe, we create products and services that help them thrive, not just survive. We are a small team with a specialised understanding of the complex challenges workers face and are dedicated to providing solutions to amplify their voices.
All in one advertising for Escorts
Stepping away from clunky design and carelessness of traditional ad platforms, Tryst is a refreshing change in both presentation and mission. Designed not only to provide workers with an easy way to manage clients, but also with privacy, safety and security at the top of our priority list. Tryst, like Switter, has been built while avoiding the use of US companies, prioritising the privacy of the workers who reside on our platforms.
Although early days, we are proud to say that we have already implemented features that radically change the way escorts advertise, including wider options around gender and race, dedicated disclosure options for transgender workers, and in-platform messaging.
A sex work-friendly social platform.
Early 2018 saw the passing of US law FOSTA/SESTA which resulted in the mass culling of millions of sex workers worldwide from the internet. This resulted in thousands of people in heightened risk of physical harassment, violence, and even death. We started Switter as the first step to giving Sex Workers their autonomy back.
Switter has amassed over 200,000 users with over 5.5 million status posted in a mere 10 months. The space is open to anyone involved in the sex industry; providers, clients, and allies. It is an open and free community where sex workers have the ability to connect, advertise and screen.
Switter is built on Mastodon, the world's largest free, open-source decentralised microblogging network.
We are a small team of three based out of Melbourne, Australia. We consult with a diverse group of sex workers from all over the world.
- Lola Hunt, Co-founder
Lola is a passionate integrated marketer with a background in sex work. Lola's breadth of experiences keeps her focused on the essence of the business problem regardless of it's complexities.
- Eliza Sorensen, Co-founder
Eliza is an infrastructure and security specialist who believes in building software that empowers people. Dedicated to the digital rights movement, Eliza is an organiser of the Security & Privacy track for PyCon Australia and presents educational workshops across Australia for Sex Workers with the help of peer organisations.
- Jack Chen, Co-founder
A veteran of the Australian tech and startup scene, Jack's career as a technologist has spanned over the last 20 years. A problem solver at heart, there is absolutely no end to his inspiring and innovative ideas.