Susan Wright, MA

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    Susan Wright is a USA Today bestselling author who began her writing career in 1993. She has more than 30 sci-fi/fantasy novels and nonfiction books on art and popular culture published by imprints with Pocket Books, Penguin Group, St. Martin’s Press and Kensington. She wrote 9 Star Trek novels, including the ground-breaking The Best and the Brightest with the first gay characters in the Star Trek universe. Several of her Star Trek short stories are also published in anthologies licensed by Paramount Studios. ( Susan is the founder of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (1997), and currently serves as Spokesperson and Director of Incident Reporting & Response. Susan has conducted several surveys documenting discrimination and violence against BDSM practitioners as well as consent practices and attitudes. She directed the successful DSM-5 Revision Project that helped convince the American Psychiatric Association to depathologize consensual BDSM behaviors in 2013, and she coordinated the SM Policy Reform Project for the National Organization for Women (NOW) which resulted in rescinding their anti-SM policy at their national conference in 1999. (

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