Pandora Blake

is creating a more safe, sane and consensual society

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About

I’m Pandora Blake, a writer, activist, filmmaker and community organiser. I’m getting my first book ready for publication, inspired by 14 years of activism and a lifetime of being true to myself. This Patreon is where I share new writing, test ideas, and listen to my readers.

Bodily autonomy

We’re at a crucial moment in the discourse around bodily autonomy. While trans people and sex workers are speaking up about our rights, we’re seeing a ferocious backlash from those who would rather defend their worldview than reduce harm. More than ever, we need strong voices speaking out in support of everyone's right to do what we want with our own bodies.

My book is about kinky fantasies, consent, boundaries and self-acceptance. It provides a toolbox for how we can step out of shame into a more conscious relationship with our sexualities - even the parts we’d never tell anyone else.

I’ve realised that bodily autonomy is the crucial connection between many of the most pressing causes of the present moment, from reproductive justice to prison reform and migrant rights. And consent is a powerful social technology which can improve our relationships, our politics and our laws. Mainstream media just isn’t making the connection between bodily autonomy and human rights - if we want to reach a deeper understanding of these issues, we have to make it happen ourselves.

How I got here

Wondering how I started writing about all this? I’ve been working on sexuality, consent and human rights for fourteen years. I've delivered training to the British Board of Film Classification and lectured at the Royal Academy. I'm the Spokesperson for Backlash and on the Advisory Council of the Open Rights Group. I've consulted with Government agencies, lobbied politicians, and spearheaded successful campaigns against dangerous legislation. I've spoken up in panels, debates and interviews on mainstream media.

My activism has found a voice in my writing. On this Patreon I’m not competing for pitches or subject to the whims of editors. My research isn’t constrained by an educational institution. I’m an independent blogger, scholar and author. I’ve written Parliamentary briefing papers and peer-reviewed academic articles, but my first love has always been blogging: expressing my ideas in a succinct and accessible way, direct from me to you. As my ideas have grown and grown, I realised the only way to really do them justice was to write a book.

All of this has been made possible by my Patreon community. The input and encouragement of my patrons is behind everything I’ve done so far. Making time to write and research, especially now I have a young family, would be impossible without them.

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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 120 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
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44
Writings
6
Videos

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