Rebecca E. Blanton (aka Auntie Vice)
I’m a writer, performer and podcaster. I started this blog as a promotion site for my first non-academic work, Love Letters To A Unicorn. Over time it evolved into a blog about kink, BDSM, submission and gender.
My educational background is in psychology and politics. I have a BA from UC Davis in Psychology and a Ph.D. (abd) from the City University of New York, Graduate Center in Political Psychology where my dissertation focused on how multicultural education shaped civic identities of youth.
I worked in politics for several years as a non-partisan researcher for the state of California, focusing on women veterans and criminal justice policy. I was recruited to run the CA Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, an independent state agency dedicated to the betterment of women and girls.
Eventually I came to the realization that I was not going to change politics or policies from the inside-out, no matter how much work I did or how much I sacrificed of my time, energy and money. So I quit. I continued to be interested in how people connect and how systems change behavior and attitudes. I began to focus my writing on the primary forms of the way individuals connect with each other: sex and food.
I am the author of three books under my given name, a couple of kink erotic fiction short stories published under Auntie Vice, and over two dozen erotic romances published under various pseudonyms. Additionally, I and a storyteller/comic and perform occasionally.
I am the host and producer of the podcast Fat Chicks On Top. This is a body-positive, sex positive podcast for all of us who have been marginalized by the larger body-positive movement: queer, POC, disabled, sex workers, and people where these identities intersect.