Silence = Violence.

In the words of one of our staff members, the brutal shootings in Georgia at Gold Massage Spa, Young’s Asian Massage, & Aromatherapy Spa “hit home.”

It hits home for our sex worker friends and family and for our staff who are impacted daily by white supremacist violence. It hits home because of Smitten Kitten’s place in an Adult Industry rife with racist and sexualized violence exploited for pleasure and profit.


Our Responsibility to Stand Against White Violence

In the week since Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng were murdered we have been reflecting as a company about our responsibilities to actively stand against white supremacist, racist, misogynist and colonial-settler violence.

We realize we have not done enough and we can do a lot more! Our silence and inaction prior to this mass shooting is its own violence. Silence is violence. As part of Smitten Kitten’s commitment to share and live our values, we are making this statement today. We are here today to extend our deepest sympathies, care and compassion to the families whose loved ones were stolen.

We are here to commit to showing up by using our public platform from this point forward to speak out against white violence and to use our resources to uplift and nourish the communities that are most impacted.


Join Us in Taking Action

To begin with, Smitten Kitten is making $600 contributions to each of the families who lost loved ones on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021. Smitten Kitten fully supports this powerful statement from Red Canary Song, a grassroots collective of Asian and migrant sex workers organizing transnationally. We encourage you to join us in contributing to these memorial funds and to Red Canary Song in solidarity with the families, the Asian American community, massage workers, sex workers, and all communities impacted by white racialized and gendered terrorism.

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