He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
Jex Blackmore is an interdisciplinary artist and activist as well as a national spokesperson for The Satanic Temple and director of the organization’s largest chapter located in Detroit, MI. Her work focuses on the relationship between moral religious rhetoric, sexuality and political policy. She has been featured in numerous publications such as TIME magazine, Vanity Fair, Washington Post, NPR, Cosmopolitan, and Salon. In 2015, she organized the largest Satanic gathering in history to unveil The Satanic Temple’s Baphoment monument, which was featured on CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling. Her reproductive healthcare advocacy has ranged from disrupting anti-choice demonstrations using gallons of milk and writing about her personal abortion experience in the viral blog entitled, “Unmother”.
October 28-30, 2016
Great Lakes Reasonfest Conference - Guest Speaker
04.22.16 Talk - "Satanic Feminism as Activism" @ Catland Books, Brooklyn
The feminine has endured as a subversive force within the Satanic narrative for a millenia. The complexities of the female figure, her sexuality, intelligence and power have been co-opted by the church to control and fabricate a gendered discourse which demonizes autonomous womanhood. Despite this history, modern Satanism has been primarily associated with strength, masculinity and power. Reinforcing chauvinistic conceptions of the abilities of women, with a particular focus on male sexuality, modern Satanism has continued to emphasize traditional gender roles. The Satanic Temple represents an evolution in Satanic philosophy which aims to dismantle archaic sexual paradigms and give voice to those who have suffered under the yoke of Satanism as a pejorative. We will explore the concept of Satanic Feminism in relation to contemporary non-theistic Satanism and discuss how this can be utilized as a catalyst for political change.
02.12.16 Ritual Performance - "Convoke: Sabbat Cycle" @ Sidewinder, Austin, TX
02.12.16 Ritual Performance - "Rebel: Sabbat Cycle" @ The Art Church, Hollywood, LA
02.10.16 Ritual Performance - "Awaken: Sabbat Cycle" @ The Jane Hotel Ballroom, New York City, NY