August McLaughlin is a nationally recognized health and sexuality writer, radio personality and creator of the empowering brand Girl Boner®, with articles appearing in DAME magazine, Sexual Wellness News, LIVESTRONG.com and more. Her first novel, In Her Shadow, called “an engaging story with an inventive structure and an intriguing focus on body-image issues” by Kirkus Reviews, was a 2013 Indies for Excellence finalist, and in 2014 she was named one of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year. Known for melding personal passion, artistry and activism, August uses her skills as a public speaker and journalist to inspire other women to embrace their bodies and selves, making way for fuller, more authentic lives.
In this Real Raw & Related conversation August McLaughlin talks about:
-how changing your weight and body size doesn’t change how you feel about yourself in the long-term
-the links between shame about one’s sexuality and eating disorders
-how surrendering and your ‘purpose’ mark to critical stepping stones in a process of healing
-how embracing your sexuality helps to accept all that you are