Ashlynn of the No Life Skills podcast asked me beautiful questions and held incredible space.
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Some of my fav moments:
“The prostitute archetype is ancient and empowering. It has the potential to revivify but also threatens to dismantle a lot.”
“I understand people’s motivations for stereotyping and oversimplification, but even so, that’s not a place we can remain if we want to evolve as a species.”
“Real life people are complicated and silly and contradictory and interesting and that isn’t all automatically negated because someone’s a sex worker.”
“No simple answers, no simple questions, no simple anything.”
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Mallory Smart has just released our conversation on their rad Textual Healing podcast!
“It is so important that we make love to ourselves.”
“When you turn away from yourself, you incite Hell.”
“Music is asynchronous empathy.”
“Not only has art saved my life, it has changed my life.”
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Great thanks to Maddie for a lovely Ask the Author Ses!
What would you like readers to know about you?
I’d like readers to know how amazing it is to find readers! The inception of ideas and completion of projects comes easily to me. My struggle is in finding those elusive, amazing humans who want to carry a part of my heart in their pocket. In short: thank you.
What is your book about for those who haven’t read it?
Sluts and Whores is a short story collection full of magic, angst, and hope. It challenges damaging stereotypes of sex workers by placing a variety of characters into unexpected, and often magical, scenarios.
What has been your inspiration for writing it?
The stories in this book were written over a span of at least a decade. I was suddenly inspired to arrange this collection on a bright summer day in Toronto, ON when I wasbrokeand miserable. The rest is history!
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“What I hope my writing reflects is a sense of the connections between all human beings.”
Typesetters has honoured Sluts and Whores with its inaugural review!
I cannot thank this reviewer enough! They were attentive, communicative, and truly care about writers.
Their words were so sincere, I cried happy tears. 💕
A review like this reminds me why I write.
By sharing my soul, I want to help others connect with theirs.
By revealing my hurts, I hope people will be inspired to face their own.
Success is about connections. And I am so grateful to have made a connection with Typesetters.
That’s easy to say- even easier to type.
Harder to live.
I loathe limits, fear my flaws, resist humanity’s core.
It takes ample courage to embrace imperfection.
And even more to laugh it off.
When making silly vids like the one above, I fret insincerity. Am I being my whole, true Self keeping things light when things have been so hard?
Pain is prominent. I can’t avoid that truth, nor do I wish to enhance it.
I don’t care about “disturbing the comfortable”, though I long to comfort the disturbed.
I want my work to be a haven for those who grew up feeling like they didn’t belong, as I did.
I woke up crying recently. (This happens more than I’d care to admit.)
I picked up my book, read some stories, and found comfort therein.
Perhaps, if my writing can help me, it can help others, too.
Buy my book here.
Feast your eyes on my first Youtube #writerslift!
On Twitter, #writerslifts are wonderful opportunities to meet folks and gain follows.
On my Youtube channel, I want to create a platform to lift up one particular writer/creative at a time- esp one who has influenced or otherwise aided me on my creative journey.
In this vid, I lift up Martin Millar, a writer and friend who has inspired and supported me for years.
He provided a testimonial for my new book, Sluts and Whores, which I read in the vid above. 💕
Success is best when shared.
If you keep success to yourself, it will only dissolve into greed.