Gala Vanting

Writer, Educator & Advocate
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I’m a writer, speaker, producer, educator, and advocate for the rights of sex workers (and a sex worker myself, which is a prerequisite of all of that). I live and work on Gadigal country, stolen and colonised as Sydney, Australia. My work takes a lot of shapes in just as many sectors, and I welcome collaborations and invitations to do more of it.

gala at galavanting dot info

my work

You may like to know about some things that I do.

WRITING

For love or for money (preferably both), this is my preferred mode of expression. Here are some examples of my written work.

SPEAKING

I’m available to speak on panels, at conferences, and in media appearances. I’ve yet to do a eulogy, but it’s my highest goal.

education

I’ve taught workshops on a variety of sexuality subjects: BDSM, porn, sex work, and more. My current focus is consent education for adults.

ADVOCACY

I’m currently the President of Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association. My other advocacy work is available via Patreon.

FILMMAKING

I’m half of Sensate Films, an erotic film production duo. Our body of work isn’t growing at the moment, but it’s pretty solid where it stands.

CONSULTING

Before you write a sex worker into your screenplay or program a feminist or queer or ‘ideas’ event that includes no sex workers: call me.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Over the last 15 years, I’ve brought my knowledge about sexuality, sex work, consent, gender, and representation to some pretty cool collaborations with individuals and organisations.

Arts

Production of Gonzo at Malthouse Theatre

With Claire Watson & St Martin’s Youth Arts

Advocacy

President, Executive Board

Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association

Public Health

Vital Signs queer BDSM education film resource & Check Out Clinic Peer

With ACON (Aids Council New South Wales)

Technology

Sex Worker Digital Security Project

With Thoughtworks and Assembly Four

Academia

Paper presentation: ‘Manufacturing Realness’

At the Feminist Porn Conference (Toronto)

Literature

Sensitivity reader for Boys Will Be Boys

By Clementine Ford

KEY ISSUES

Sex Work
LGBTIQ+
Feminism
Consent
Technology
 Activism

FEATURED IN

The Guardian
Meanjin Quarterly
ABC
SBS
VICE

AWARDS

Feminst Porn Awards
La Fete du Slip: Slip d’Or
Easter colouring contest (age 7)

HMU

If you have a media inquiry, speaking or writing invitation, or collaboration idea, get in touch! If you’d like to support my work, find me on Patreon.

Call Me, Maybe
+61 420 505 210
Mail Me
gala@galavanting.info
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