About the Author

Viola Strepsata Voltairine

Opened her professional writing career with her tour de force, 150 Years of Gynarchy, exploring the intersection between FemDom and feminism. An accomplished filmmaker, she has participated in many illicit occupations to support her artistic habits, from being the program director of the Z Film Festival and festival director of the 72 Hour Feature Project in Chicago to running a commercial BDSM studio/art space and later becoming a kink educator for in-person and on-line workshops. Voltairine founded the production company Artvamp in 2000, and has since produced several award-winning feature films. These include the experimental narrative film Profane, which won Best Feature at the Boston Underground Film Festival and Best Film of the Year in the Underground Film Journal, as well as the Creative Capital award-winning documentary Nice Bombs, shot in Baghdad a few months after the beginning of U.S. occupation. Her work has appeared on the Sundance Channel, and many of the films she has worked on have been distributed internationally and shown in festivals and on television worldwide For her short films, she has received grants from the Princess Grace Foundation and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. She was also given a full merit scholarship to the School of the Art Institute Chicago where she received her Master’s in Film and Video. After earning her MFA she dove into the study of Indian philosophy and Sanskrit via Oxford’s Hindu Studies program and Maharishi International University. She recently launched a private international organization called The Company, where Women have their desires served by a well-screened and carefully selected group of men. She is currently working on a new film called Finding Love, based on the popular FemDom romance by Renee Lane with a screenplay by Guinevere Turner of American Psycho fame. She teaches courses on female-led relationships for men, and mentors a small group of students in her Succubus Tech hypnosis and mind control program. Viola is also a mom and a grandmother who spends her spare time reading, gardening, meditating, and creating podcasts. She lives in Colorado with her two beloved submissives, Drum and Robbi.

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