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A Special Announcement

Posted at 15:00 on 25 Oct 2020 by Pandora / Blake

I'm so excited about this news I'm jiggling in my seat! Hold onto your hats (or whatever other part you want) because I've got a very special announcement to make.
As I've been unpacking my stuff in the new house, I've found a box of sexy postcards featuring some of my favourite photography prints from my work over the last decade.  I want to send them to my favourite people - you!
I'm immensely grateful for your belief in my work, your support for my activism and for all the writing I've been able to do this year thanks to you. I want to treat all my Patrons with a handwritten personalised postcard to say thanks!
I'm offering this for a limited time only, from now until Friday 6th November. Anyone who is a patron pledging $5 or more on 6th November will receive a postcard in the mail written by me personally, tucked into a discreet plain envelope.
This is also a super exciting moment though, because I've just got some lovely designs made for a t-shirt. I've been thinking about this all year and I'm thrilled that it's finally happening. I wanted to create a design expressing my political values that I can wear when I'm out and about, and that you can wear too! It's been fun thinking of possible slogans, and I've settled on a Love Heart style design with the words SHAME LESS. 
It's available in three colourways - they're based on the Kink Pride (red, purple and black), Bi Pride (pink, purple and blue) and Trans Pride (blue, white and pink) flags. They're subtle enough that you won't be outing yourself if you don't want to, and they're suitable for shameless allies to wear too! As well as choosing your SHAME LESS colour palette, you also get to choose the size and colour of the t-shirt, produced ethically and responsibly from 185gsm cotton.
Patrons who are at Advocate level (or above) will not only receive a post card, but will also get one of these new t-shirts. Become a cheerleader for yourself and others, supporting my activism against shame culture!

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Tags: Patreon, reward, shame resilience, special offer, t-shirt

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The gifts of coronavirus

Posted at 17:56 on 9 Apr 2020 by Pandora / Blake

As this pandemic drags on, we are all experiencing something of an emotional rollercoaster. Grief, fear, frustration, loss, anxiety and exhaustion and perhaps even traumatic triggers are wearing us down. Now more than ever it's important for us to look after ourselves.

For me, part of looking after myself is practising gratitude. Especially when things are tough, gratitude is a mental health practice for me. It's important to lift our spirits, nurture our compassion, and if we are fortunate, to help avoid entitlement. So I thought I'd share some things I'm grateful for in this crisis. Partly for my own benefit, and partly in the hope that they might help you see some of the opportunities and the hopes of the situation, as well as the things that are scary and sad.

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Tags: ableism, COVID-19, gratitude, health, mental health, pandemic, Patreon, politics, self-care, social justice

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Pandemic strategies - comparing herd immunity and flattening the curve

Posted at 12:05 on 17 Mar 2020 by Pandora / Blake

This post is about government and individual pandemic strategy, what I'm doing, and what I recommend you do too.

If you're in a country which is still figuring this out Iike the UK or US, I'm hoping to convince you to lay in a month or two's supplies as soon as possible, minimise social contact while doing so, and stay home for 4-8 weeks. Not everone can self-isolate, so if you can, I consider it a civic responsibility to do so.

I planned this post yesterday morning. By the time I got time to write it in the evening, the UK government released more information about the rapidly changing landscape, and my planned post is already out of date. I'm writing this as quickly as I can on my phone. It won't be the exhaustively referenced post I'd planned. 

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Tags: COVID-19, health, pandemic, Patreon, politics, strategy

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Ask me anything video chat tonight!

Posted at 12:39 on 16 Jan 2019 by Pandora / Blake

Blake is creating a better world on Patreon

It's the third Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for my monthly Ask Me Anything video chat! This takes place between 7-8pm on Google Hangouts, and is a space where I can shoot the breeze with members of my community, answer questions, share exclusive news about projects I'm working on and campaigning I'm doing (sometimes long before I get around to typing a blogpost about it) and really just talk about anything we feel like. It's open to members of my Patreon campaign pledging $50/month, and it's a great opportunity to get some facetime with me (even when I'm feeling too tired to leave the house!).

I really enjoy these chats - it's great to get to know the people who share my values and whose political goals are aligned with mine, and I find their questions and perspective really valuable.

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Tags: campaigning, Patreon

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Content roundup #1

Posted at 22:12 on 6 Aug 2018 by Pandora / Blake

Hello friends! If you follow my Twitter you'll know that I regularly post articles, pictures and videos around the place, and it's high time I started gathering it together on my blog each week to make it easier to find.

I'm writing my first book at the moment, and made big progress last week, writing 8000 words which brings me up to 20 000 in total - a fifth of the way towards my goal! If I can sustain this pace, the first draft will be finished in three months. I'm setting myself a grounded deadline of the end of the year, and I'm excited. It's taken me a while to gear up and get into flow with writing, but now I'm there, I don't want to stop.

Still, I've managed to lift my nose out of my manuscript long enough to post some content on my Patreon and fan club.

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Tags: book, content roundup, IWantFanClub, Patreon

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Adult content on Patreon

Posted at 23:49 on 25 Oct 2017 by Pandora / Blake

Pandora Blake is creating sexual freedom - Patreon

"Small tweaks, big impact." That was the title of the Patreon newsletter which I got sent last week. I read the headlines - changes to the way we can browse and store patron data and issue refunds, and thought nothing of it. It wasn't until this week that someone on Twitter posted paragraphs from the Terms of Service that had been updated.

Tags: censorship, Patreon, politics, pornocalypse, sex worker rights

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Magazine interviews this month

Posted at 17:49 on 2 Feb 2017 by Pandora / Blake

Sexual freedom campaigner Pandora Blake

I've had several requests for press interviews this month, and it's been a great opportunity to get the word out about my political campaigning and the other things I'm working on. I've talked to a writer Artefact magazine about the Digital Economy Bill and its impact on feminist porn that should be out in the next few weeks.

I also contributed to a feature with  Huck magazine , who interviewed me and queer porn performer Blath together. We co-ordinated a content-share shoot at my house especially for the interview, so that Huck's journalist and photographer could both come and have a look behind the scenes on a feminist porn set. (I get a lot of requests for this, but far fewer publications that are willing to pay for our time, so it was lovely that Huck were willing to help make it happen.) We shot a super gothy ritualistic scene featuring hot wax, knives, witchcraft and lots of other fetishy hotness! The Huck photographer took lots of behind the scenes pictures which I can't wait to see, and we gave an in depth video interview too. I might be able to put footage of the interview up on YouTube - although it might be a bit annoying to watch, as it has the journalist tap-tapping on his keyboard in the background, making notes as we talked! But it was totally worth it - he wrote an amazing piece, and was generous enough to let us approve it before publication. I wish more media folks were like this! I'm looking forward to seeing the feature and photos in print - and of course the scene itself will be available on Dreams of Spanking and Foxclure Films  once its out. 

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Tags: Blath, ethical porn, feminist porn, media, Patreon, queer porn

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Help me keep fighting for sexual freedom

Posted at 18:05 on 3 Oct 2016 by Pandora / Blake

So, a few months ago I kicked off a Patreon campaign supporting my political activism. I expected it to grow fairly slowly, though of course I had plenty of hopes - but I was absolutely gobsmacked when one very generous benefactor made an extremely substantial pledge. Their support has meant I've had an unbelievably busy and productive few months:

I'm incredibly grateful for the help of this particular patron to date, along with that of all my Patreon supporters. But my benefactor was always very candid that they couldn't sustain this level of support for ever, and now it's come to an end - just as I'm really getting some momentum with my activism. I'm so glad they were able to help me get to this point, and now I need an extra boost.

All the activism and political organising I do is unpaid, and I still need to pay my bills and keep a roof over my head, just like everyone else. I don't receive a regular salary from any organisation - all my income is entirely self-generated, and every moment I'm volunteering can feel like lost earnings, as I'm sure the freelancers amongst you can understand. This is why Patreon has the potential to be such a revolutionary tool for activists - it's a way to support unpaid work that doesn't rely on a huge expenditure from any one individual. If enough people want to contribute even $10 a month to support what I'm doing, then I can keep doing it.

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Tags: activism, Patreon, politics, sexual freedom

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Become a patron and support my political activism

Posted at 12:21 on 11 Apr 2016 by Pandora / Blake

Support my political activism on Patreon

I have big news! No, it's not the relaunch of Dreams of Spanking... I wish. But it's almost as exciting. I am now crowd-funding my political activism on Patreon, to help me afford to keep doing the important work I'm doing around censorship, porn and sex work. 

Patreon works like the old-school patronage model. You pledge a certain amount a month (it's all done in US Dollars, I'm afraid) - say $5, the cost of buying me a coffee at my desk. The pledges add up until I can afford to turn down some paid work next month, and do more activism in its place. I pay my rent, you get a campaigner fighting your corner with renewed enthusiasm, everyone wins. 

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Tags: activism, crowd-funding, Patreon, politics, porn

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