Over the years, Sonya JF Barnett has been championing sexual rights in a variety of ways. In 2009, she founded The Keyhole Sessions under the moniker The Madame as a safe and welcoming community for artists to experience the union between sex and art. In early 2011, she co-founded SlutWalk as a way to combat victim-blaming and sexual profiling, for which she was named one of UTNE Reader’s Top Visionaries, one of More Magazine’s Top 50 Fiercest Women, and a Torontoist Hero. The movement continues in almost 300 cities around the world.
Sonya has spoken at various organizations and institutions, including TEDxToronto discussing the ramifications of infected language; and at the esteemed Philosophical Society, Trinity College Dublin to debate reclamation of harmful words. There she had the honour of being on the first all-women panel in The Phil’s 330 year history.
A certified sexual health educator, producer, and multiple award winning feminist pornographer, Sonya’s projects and conversations continue to promote sexual health and positivity.
Ms. Barnett writes, speaks and produces with a clean conscience, but a filthy mind.