Writer

Chanelle Gallant is a long time organizer, trainer and writer with a focus on sex and justice. Her writing has appeared in MTV news, TruthOut, 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.

 

Forthcoming

“Fuck You, Pay Me” in Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. (Edited by adrienne maree 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, Spring 2019)


Select publications and interviews

It’s Time To Confront Sexual Harassment In Marriage, TruthOut

-“Migrant Sex Work Justice: A Justice-Based Approach to the Anti-Trafficking Movement” 
Co-authors Tings Chak, Chanelle Gallant, Elene Lam, and Kate Zen in Marvellous Grounds: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto, edited by Jin Haritaworn, Ghaida Moussa and Syrus Marcus Ware (Between the Lines Press, 2018)

-“Organizing on the Corner: Trans Women of Colour and Sex Worker Activism in Toronto in the 1980s and 1990s” Syrus Marcus Ware, interview with Monica Forrester and Chanelle Gallant in Marvellous Grounds: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto, edited by Jin Haritaworn, Ghaida Moussa and Syrus Marcus Ware (Between the Lines Press, 2018)

“Word Travels: The Social Network That Sex Workers Built” 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 by Dahlia Devine, as told to her sister, Chanelle Gallant

Roundtable on Sex Work Politics and Prison Abolition Interview by Niloofar Golkar with Elene Lam, Chanelle Gallant, Robyn Maynard and Monica Forrester. Upping The Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action, August 2016.

“Sex work and Stranger Violence: on policing, ‘rescue; and abolition” in The Abolitionist: A Publication of Critical Resistance. Issue 25: Policing, 2016

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

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, 2015

-“Activist Spotlight: The Migrant Sex Workers Project On Borders and Building Movements”  Part One Part Two Interview by Caty Simon, in Tits and Sass, 2015

”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, 2015)

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

 

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