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Hotties of Harm Reduction

Baring it all for harm reduction since 2005

2023 hotties Nigel Brunsdon

It’s Selfie time again

You did so well in 2022 raising money for some amazing causes that we decided that this year we’d again be focused (see what we did there… focused… sigh…) on self portraits for the 2024 calendar. Don’t worry, we’ll be doing in-person shoots again in the future! For now, come over to the submission page and see how to get involved.

2023 Calendar Now Available

After a wonderful set of photoshoots in Puerto Rico the 2023 calendar is now available for order.

Money raised funds harm reduction.

2022 Calendar still available

Our 2022 calendar became a community project and many of you wonderful people became your own photographers. For that we thank you.

The 2022 Hotties of Harm Reduction Calendar is still available to buy here on the site. (Buy it as a piece of harm reduction history.)

Money raised funds harm reduction.

Keep in touch

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Shoot location for the 2023 calendar

The 2022 shoots (for the 2023 calendar) took place in October in Puerto Rico to coincide with the National Harm Reduction Conference. Timing the shoot with the conference allowed us to maximise the number of people we can include and we can tell you now, it was a LOT of people.

Available soon

T-shirts, postcards and more..
After how popular they proved at the National Harm Reduction Conference we will be adding out Hotties tshirts to the website soon. We are also planning on producing postcard sets of some of our most popular photos.

Design subject to change.


Funds raised by the Hotties of Harm Reduction will be used for organizations and/or programs with smaller budgets and the Points of Distribution Start Up and Service Gap Fund which provides free harm reduction supplies to new and emerging harm reduction organizations and those experiencing a gap in funding/supplies who demonstrate need.

History of a naked calendar

The Hotties of Harm Reduction (HOHR) was born, like so many good things in the harm reduction community, during an inebriated conversation at a house party. This one was in Albany, CA during the summer of 2003 among a group of friends/comrades/colleagues who worked or volunteered at some combination of the Berkeley Free Clinic (BFC), Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution (NEED) of Berkeley and (the original) Points of Distribution (POD) of Oakland and San Francisco.

During the party the conversation turned to the fact that there were so many HOT people in the harm reduction community! Full consensus was immediate- with various people confessing to a variety of crushes on people that they knew from the local/ national/ international harm reduction scenes. A recent news story of a nude charity calendar had been in the press and someone, lost to the mists of time and inebriants, suggested “Wouldn’t it be funny if there were a nude calendar for the harm reduction community?” to many giggles and much excitement.

The team

The team behind Hotties is mostly the same as it used to be (although slightly older). Catherine Swanson and Arielle McKee are still the organising powerhouses they have always been. Kasper Koczab (the original photographer) has stepped away from the project (but has given his approval for us to continue). The talented Nigel Brunsdon is taking over photography and website duties. Jae Rodriguez is wrangling all the social media accounts.








The team will be donating their time to this project.