About Me

I’m Jay Baker. My pronouns are he/him.

I’m a “silencebreaker,” a muckraker, and former filmmaker who works as a freelance facilitator. I’m a member of both the IWW and Acorn renters’ union. I live in Park Hill, Sheffield, in the UK.

I was pulled from school as a child and taught at home by my mother to whom I credit for my intersectional feminism. I have over twenty years of experience working for social justice – applying the DIY “punk” ethic to making documentaries, writing books, organising anti-fascist events, and helping to launch and run community projects in both Britain and North America – where I’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to speak, chair, and MC at festivals, conferences, and events from Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) and Huddersfield University (UK) to the Non-Violence Festival (Canada) and the Festival of Debate (UK).

I’ve written for Now Then, The Scavenger, and the award-winning zine La Bouche, amongst other websites, zines, and newspapers, and appeared numerous times for the BBC whilst writing for established commercial newspapers before I made the decision to completely boycott establishment media.

I’m currently working on a mobile app to aggregate reliable news sources and am also keen to help develop a network of local radical media hubs as a counter to establishment media.

In what’s left of my spare time, when I’m not playing around with Linux while drinking too much coffee, or reading comic books, I can usually be found helping raise awareness about the quest for unionisation in the pro wrestling industry, hosting podcasts, or interviewing ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities.

For enquiries, email me.