Tasha Lemley has spent much of her professional life championing the stories of people on the margins. She co-founded The Contributor, a Nashville nonprofit “street newspaper” that helps to empower people experiencing homelessness. But even with a career’s worth of exposure to the types of hardship that can come from living on a social periphery, there were still some harsh realities that Tasha was unprepared for. Today Tasha speaks with poet Sally Harvey Anderson about her visit to a Southern Nevada cat house and how a brush with the unglamorized fact of the American sex trade transformed her commitment to social advocacy. Then Sally takes that formative experience and turns it into poetry.