Chanelle Gallant is a transformative organizer, writer, speaker and all around badass who has been working on sex, feminism and justice for 19 years. Her writing has appeared in MTV news, Huffington Post, Bitch Magazine and over a dozen books and reports, including the NYT best-seller “Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good”. She is a member of the national leadership team for Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ).

Chanelle began organizing in 2000 (with the “Pussy Palace”, a queer bathhouse that was raided by police), and has worked to build the power of people in the sex trade locally and internationally since 2004. Through that work, she became a prison and policing abolitionist and was formerly on the advisory board of the  Transformative Justice/Harm Reduction Project. Back in the day, she was a sex columnist for Chatelaine magazine, a campus radio host and founded the Feminist Porn Awards. 

Chanelle speaks publicly on sex, feminism, justice (and badassery), she coaches and trains organizers and is working on her first book–-about the value and work of sex. She loves snakeprint, tiny babies, travel and boss babes of all genders. 

Chanelle resides on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Senecas, the Huron-Wendat, the Petun, and the present-day Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit who carry on stewardship of this land.  (Toronto)


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