In 2019 we created this fictional short movie to be used in trainings for street outreach teams. “Pay or Quit” is centered on the story of a Black Trans woman who’s experiencing housing insecurity and struggling with addiction. We developed the script with a series of focus groups at CalPEP – the California Prostitutes Education Program – based in West Oakland, California.

Pay or Quit Filmmakers
CB Smith-Dahl: Director, Co-Writer
Jasmine Powell: Actor
Troy Rockett: Actor
Rigo Valadez-Bigler: Co-Writer
Danielle Thompson: Videographer
Shane Watson: Editor
Gloria Lockett: Producer

We’re currently fundraising to create two more movies. You can make a donation below. Or if you need a tax deduction, contact us to learn more about our non-profit fiscal agent, SisterLove, Inc.