Rebecca Blanton (aka Auntie Vice) is an author and performance artist focused on elevating kink. Her first nonfiction book about kink and BDSM was a finalist for the 2016 NLA-I Book of the Year (nonfiction) and is currently up for the 2016 Golden Flogger Award. She teaches kink and sexuality around the US and performs kink-inspired burlesque numbers with a variety of shows. She is currently working on a book about fringe sexualities and gender (asexuality, kinky while trans, body image and sex work…). Blanton holds a PhD (ABD) in Political Psychology and has worked as a policy expert and appointed official for the State of California.