Chanelle Gallant is a feminist activist who works in the areas of criminalization, sex work and racial justice. She has been a grassroots organizer, writer, movement strategist and speaker over two decades.

Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications, most recently Beyond Survival, Pleasure Activism and the first anthology about police abolition in Canada. Her 6 part magazine series Protest and Pleasure was nominated for Best Column by the Canadian Digital Publishing Awards.  She is currently working on a book about migrant sex worker struggle and resistance to state violence, with her long-time collaborator Elene Lam for Haymarket Books.  

Chanelle is on the board for Showing Up For Racial Justice, the Advisory Board of Resource Movement and has helped to found or support numerous organizations in support of those in the sex industry. She received a Master’s in Sociology and was a Lambda Literary Fellow. 

Back in the day, Chanelle was one of the organizers who fought back against the Toronto police raid of the Pussy Palace making it the last bathhouse raid in Canada. 

You can find her on Twitter and Insta