Vanessa Ho,
Project Director
Vanessa is a Singaporean cisgender woman and the Project Director of Project X since August 2011. She oversees the administrative, development, and funding components of the organization.
As a queer woman, Vanessa believes in the power of solidarity across various social movements, as we all gain strength, endurance, and compassion working together — key ingredients needed for enacting social change.
Vanessa holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, and a Masters Degree in Gender, Society and Representation from University College London.
Sherry Shequeshaa,
Human Rights Defender
Sherry is a Singaporean transgender woman and our Resident Geisha since September 2014. She’s in charge of organizing community events, documenting human rights issues, attending regional conferences, as well as community outreach to sex workers.
Sherry feels that it is important to do advocacy work because when she first started doing sex work, she had zero knowledge of her rights as a sex worker and a transgender woman. Upon discovering Project X, it has made a big difference in her life as knowing her rights means knowing what to do when something unexpected happens such as violence from her clients. After witnessing the positive changes educating sex workers of their rights, and advocating for their equal treatment, it drives her further to explore all possibilities to address their concern as she doesn’t see who else will be doing it if not herself.
Wanny Dee,
Resident Momma AA OTMT
Wanny is a Singaporean Transgender who has been with Project X since 2014. She currently helps to run a Sexual Health Clinic in town, as well as does outreach at various locations. Her job requires her to interact and socialise a lot and thus, she has made plenty of acquaintances and friends within the sex industry and the like. As she is an expertise (with vast experience) in the industry, she is, therefore, able to dispense good and useful advice to the folks.
She for one, consistently reminds the ladies and guys to practise safe sex (use of condoms) at all times, emphasising as well on the importance of going for regular check-ups. She believes sex work is work and that no one should be coerced, marginalised and penalised. She also strongly believes in Human Rights and relentlessly advocates it.
Outreach and Communications Associate/Volunteer Coordinator
Prashain is a Singaporean cisgender man who has been with Project X since 2017. He is in charge of new media communications, as well as the coordinator of our volunteers.
Even as a millennial, he saw the rough side of the world at a young age after life’s trials and tribulation. He then realized his purpose was to be his own voice and also be the voice for those who don’t have one. Trained in mass communications at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, he uses online and new media as a tool to share what traditional media hides, as well as memes.