Chanelle Gallant is a feminist activist who works in the areas of criminalization, racial justice and sexuality. She has been a grassroots organizer, writer, movement strategist, trainer, fundraiser and speaker over two decades.
Her writing has appeared in dozens of books, newspapers and journals. She speaks at universities, colleges and conferences internationally and has been interviewed by the Washington Post, the Advocate, Vice Magazine and every national media outlet in Canada. Her series Protest and Pleasure was nominated for Best Column by the Canadian Digital Publishing Awards.
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. She is currently working on a book with her long-time collaborator Elene Lam for Haymarket Books.
Back in the day, Chanelle was one of the organizers of the raided Pussy Palace, wrote a sex and relationships column for Canada’s largest women’s magazine and made appearances on MTV-Canada, Entertainment Tonight-Canada and other outlets as an expert on feminist activism and sex.
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