Chanelle Gallant is a long time organizer, trainer and writer with a focus on sex work and racial justice. Her writing has appeared in MTV news, the Huffington post, the Rumpus, Bitch magazine and various anthologies. For over a decade, she has advocated for rights and respect for people in the sex trade and for the end of policing and prisons. She co-founded north america’s first grassroots organization of migrants, sex workers and allies and was a Lambda Literary fellow for 2017. She is working on her first book–a theory of sexual labour.



-“Fuck You, Pay Me” in Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. (Edited by Adrienne Marie Brown, AK press, February 2019)

-“The Bogus BDSM Defence: The Manipulation of Kink as Consent to Assault” in Dis/Consent: Sexual Violence and Consensuality (Edited by KelleyAnne Malinen, Fernwood Press, forthcoming)

Select publications and interviews

-“Word Travels: What If We Organized Sexual Safety Like Sex Workers?” Bitch Magazine, Summer 2018

-“Migrant Sex Worker Justice: Building Alliances Across Movements”, with Elene Lam in Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance (UBC Press, 2018)

-“No Cop-Zone? Reflections on the Pussy Palace Raid” in Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer (Coach House Books, May 2017) Edited by Stephanie Chambers et al.

Why I Started The Feminist Porn Awards (And What I Got Wrong), Huffington Post

Why Would White Women Vote For A Man So Widely Accused of Sexual Abuse?  The Establishment

“Stoya, James Deen And The Way Sex Work Stigma Hurts Survivors” MTV News

“What We’re Getting Wrong About Dissociation” Shameless Magazine

“A Dominant in Lust, Love and Heartbreak” The Rumpus

-Poetry Feature Spread, Make/Shift Magazine: Feminisms in Motion, June 2016 Issue

-“We See Where Your Son Gets His Attitude From” Hip Mama Magazine

Roundtable on Sex Work Politics and Prison Abolition with Elene Lam, Chanelle Gallant, Robyn Maynard and Monica Forrester. August 2016.

-Contributing author for “Use The Rights Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence in Canada”. Launched Dec 2 2015

“Sex work and Stranger Violence: on policing, “rescue” and abolition” in The Abolitionist: A Publication of Critical Resistance. Issue 25: Policing

The God of Sluts, Ravishly

-Contributing author for “The Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to Sustainable Funding”. Released by the Network Of Sex Worker Project

-Activist Spotlight: The Migrant Sex Workers Project On Borders and Building Movements, Part One Part Two

-”Why Hiring a Sex Worker is Like Sunning on the Beach” in $pread: The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution. Feminist Press at CUNY

-Walrus Magazine
-Rabble (I have since signed onto a boycott of Rabble)
-Torquere Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies