His intention was very specific, he says: "to change policy within the Green Party on sex work."
Soares is more cautious when talking about a possible increase of sex work because of the crisis.
To those who see all sex work falling under the same illicit umbrella, this is mere semantics.
Melissa Ditmore, editor of The Encyclopedia of Prostitution and sex work, met Lovelace in 2001.
As with the drug trade, much of the violence associated with sex work is exacerbated by its illegality.
Thus begins a recently leaked document calling for an end to prohibitions on sex work.
Like many sex workers, I enjoyed the informal nature of sex work.
For some, sex work is the best option given the choices they perceive as available to them.
But lots of moms, in sex work as in other work, live life in survival mode.
Tens of thousands of women across the region are brutalized and forced into sex work, and some face an even worse fate.