Visible + Vulnerable in 2019

Visible + Vulnerable in 2019

Happy New Year! My main goal/resolution for 2019 is to build a business—one situated at the intersections of creativity and sexuality (the erotic)—specifically in the form of coaching, consulting and courses helping people become more embodied in their creative work/art/businesses and more in touch with and approving of their creative and sexual selves.

Part and parcel of that goal, tucked inside like a matryoshka doll, is another one: to open to being visible and vulnerable. This is simply a component of starting of business, but also, it’s a doxastic commitment for me—living my beliefs as opposed to just talking about them, implementing in my own life what I’m encouraging my clients to do.

Let's Talk about Sex...

Let's Talk about Sex...

Like action and dialogue, writing sex scenes can be extremely intimidating. And rightly so—it’s tricky to do and especially to do well. Add to the intricacies of craft, all of our cultural taboos, repressions, baggage, and general weirdness around talking about (little the less depicting) sex, sexuality and sexual encounters—and many authors take the easy road and avoid the subject altogether.

But you’re not an easy-road writer, are you?

Writing Exercise: Dialogue—How to Talk to a Stranger

Writing Exercise: Dialogue—How to Talk to a Stranger

The exercise for this week will focus on dialogue. It's best with a partner (sorry) but for those intrepid writers flying solo, you can always make up the two "voices" in your head--or aloud. (Wait, you have full blown conversations with yourself too, right? Oh good.) Enjoy! 

Why Audrie & Daisy is Required Watching in a Culture of Slut Shaming and "Locker Room Talk"

Why <i>Audrie & Daisy</i> is Required Watching in a Culture of Slut Shaming and "Locker Room Talk"

The truth is, there is only so much legislation can do, especially when confronting rape culture and institutionalized sexism and cissexism in trying to protect the victims of sexual assault. Legislation is not enough, when prevailing cultural attitudes and media representations send the message that women are commodities and that rape culture is normal and okay. Which brings us, of course, to Trump.