Onesta Foundation

ONESTA FOUNDATION REPRESENTING NEVADA’S LEGAL SEX INDUSTRY OPENS ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY, 2018

ONESTA FOUNDATION OPENS AUGUST 26, 2018 WITH A MISSION TO REFORM NEVADA’S BROTHEL INDUSTRY, INSPIRED BY THE CORTIGIANA ONESTA, THE INTELLECTUAL COURTESEAN CLASS OF RENNAISANCE VENICE.

 

What: Onesta Foundation official public announcement and mission statement

Who Should Attend: All members of the press corps are invited to pose questions to Executive Director, Bella Cummins, via Facebook Live.

When: Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, 2018 at 10am PDT

Where: Facebook Live from the Onesta Foundation Facebook page.

 

RENO, NV (AUG 21, 2018)- Bella Cummins has a history. It may be better described as a ‘her ‘story, as she is the rare woman who is sole proprietor of one of Nevada’s legal brothels. An entrepreneur, restauranteur and horsewoman, she’s also an outspoken advocate for her industry.

Cummins, who has owned Bella’s Hacienda Ranch in Wells, Nv. since 1981, will officially announce the formation of the Onesta Foundation, a Nevada non-profit designed to shine light on the cultural benefits of courtesanship and the shortcomings of stereotypes in the current state of the industry, in a Facebook Live press event on Women’s Equality Day, this Sunday August 26th, a day set aside by the U.S. Congress to celebrate the enactment of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. The announcement will go live at 10am PDT.

Cummins says, “Women’s Equality day is a day that women have typically forgotten about. It marks our right to vote in this country, and that’s important, of course. The Onesta Foundation recognizes, not a date, but the women, those who have worked so diligently to move women forward, to help us rise into our own power. 500 years ago, Veronica Franco, and women of the Cortigiana Onesta in Venice, won respect for cultured women in our trade, but since then we’ve gone backward. It’s time for women who work in Nevada brothels, and women everywhere, to step up and, in effect, wake up, and realize they are here to do very important things and that the only people who can do those things for women are women.”

 

Onesta Foundation programs will work toward:

  • Public education focused on erasing stereotypes.                                                                                                             
  • Scholarship awards to help women in the industry realize their full potential.
  • Building safe pathways from illegal, to legal sex work.
  • Improved relationships with law enforcement and regulators
  • Improved inter-industry communication and collaboration.

 

Ms. Cummins says, “Like the state of Nevada, the Onesta Foundation sees legal sex work as a valued service that has helped many to step into the light. These women often act in a role similar to a therapist and work in emotional areas that transcend two bodies coming together. That’s an important benefit that needs more discussion. Every one of us is fragile and need love. Legal sex work is one opportunity to feel a good helping people become more comfortable in their own skin.”

The Onesta Foundation is a Nevada non-profit organization with a mission to provide awareness and advocacy for a more safe, healthy and transparent brothel industry in the great state of Nevada and to provide resources designed to improve working conditions as well as public understanding of the industry and its positive impacts on the health and safety of community, patrons and courtesans.

Who Should Attend: All members of the press corps are invited to pose questions to Ms, Cummins via Facebook Live.

When: Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, 2018

Where: Facebook Live from the Onesta Foundation Facebook page.

Curious and/or want to help?

Feel free to contact us!

Phone

775-240-4871

Address :

1235 Antelope Valley Road
Reno, Nv 89508

Social Media

Follow Our Causes and Advocacy

Designed & Created by Pegasus Online
Copyright 2019 Onesta Foundation