About Pandora/Blake

Pandora/Blake is a genderqueer feminist pornographer, sex worker and sexual freedom campaigner. Their films have won multiple international awards and their website Dreams of Spanking has survived legal battles against porn censorship in the UK. Pandora/Blake is an active campaigner for sex work decriminalisation and labour rights, obscenity law reform, civil liberties and human rights, particularly relating to freedom of expression, gender, sexuality and privacy. They are official spokesperson for Backlash, which defends freedom of sexual expression among consenting adults in the UK, and organises alongside the Open Rights Group and the English Collective of Prostitutes. An experienced public speaker, Pandora/Blake regularly appears on panels and gives talks and media interviews. They run a Patreon to support her unpaid activism and political work.

As a sex worker and porn-maker, Pandora/Blake works passionately to increase social and legal acceptance of marginalised sexualities, educate the public about kink and BDSM, and reduce stigma and shame. They were awarded Publicist of the Year at the Sexual Freedom Awards 2015 for their efforts advocating for sex workers' rights. They are currently working on a book about the politics and psychology of dark fantasies, particularly the ones we don’t dare admit to in public.

Their pornographic films are story-driven and gender-critical, exploring kinky fantasies via a queer erotic gaze. They are the sole owner and operator of Dreams of Spanking, which launched in 2011, faced government censorship for its unapologetic depiction of consensual BDSM, and successfully appealed against closure by the UK porn regulator in 2016. Their work has won awards including Best BDSM Scene 2015 at the Feminist Porn Awards, and first prize in the 2015 Short Film Competition at the Berlin Porn Film Festival. Their production ethos is performer-centric, and prioritises transparency, explicit performer consent, and equal pay for equal work.

Pandora/Blake writes a blog on kink, porn and politics, and you can follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.