You’re welcome to pitch me for an interview! I’m always available at [ clarisse.thorn at gmail dot com ], or through my contact form. I’ve listed my favorite interviews below.
But before we get to the list, were you looking for my official bio? Here it is:
Clarisse Thorn writes and speaks about sex, gender, new media, and communities. Her writing has appeared across the Internet in places like The Guardian, AlterNet, Feministe, Jezebel, Ms. Media, The Rumpus, and Time Out. She has delivered lectures across the USA, from museums to universities to SXSW-interactive. In 2010, Clarisse returned to the USA after working on HIV mitigation in southern Africa. She has also volunteered as an archivist, curator and fundraiser for that venerable S&M institution, the Leather Archives & Museum, and for the social justice site Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Clarisse’s first book is called Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser: Long Interviews With Hideous Men, and she has a collection of her best essays called The S&M Feminist. Find Clarisse’s blog at clarissethorn.com, or follow her on Twitter @ClarisseThorn.
And here are some previous interviews and reviews:
(Text) Psychology Today interview with Scott Barry Kaufman (June 2012)
The cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman interviews me about my book Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser.
(Text) 20 Things You Can Take Away from The S&M Feminist Whether You’re Into S&M or Not (October 2012)
A lovely review from the “girl-on-girl culture” site Autostraddle, discussing my collection The S&M Feminist: Best Of Clarisse Thorn.
(Audio) Hot Sox Podcast with Jamye Waxman (March 2012)
The awesome sex educator Jamye Waxman interviews me about my personal history with BDSM and polyamory, and of course my exciting new book Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser.
(Audio) PostMasculine Radio Podcast with Mark Manson (August 2012)
I chat with my favorite ex-pickup artist Mark Manson about the similarities and differences of our experiences with polyamory and pickup artistry. Mark, of course, came up a lot in Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser.
(Audio) Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino (July 2012)
Famous sex educator Tristan Taormino interviews me about my awesome collection, The S&M Feminist: Best Of Clarisse Thorn.
The brilliant science fiction writer Rachel Swirsky reviews Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser.
(Text) Badass Activist Friday at The Line Campaign (January 2012)
More about me than you ever wanted to know! This is a rundown of everything from my career, to my opinions on feminism, to my opinions on BDSM, to my feelings about writing. The Line Campaign is a feminist anti-rape campaign; I screened their documentary The Line as part of my sex-positive film series.
(Audio) Kink on Tap #63: This Is Africa! (October 2010)
Another audio interview with my friend, the BDSM activist Maymay. We talked about my experiences with HIV mitigation in Africa, male circumcision as an anti-HIV measure, and a bunch of other stuff.
(Text) SlutWalk Chicago interviews Sex Positive Chicagoan Clarisse Thorn (May 2011)
SlutWalk is a big anti-rape event that started in Toronto. The organizer of the Chicago version met me at a feminist event and asked to feature me on their blog.
(Audio) Casual Sex with David Ortmann (October 2010)
Lots of discussion of BDSM and feminism with San Francisco therapist David Ortmann. This interview streams automatically if you open the page, but you can also download the episode by clicking the small and easy-to-miss iTunes icon on the streaming bar (towards the middle of the page).