I’m a woman who has lived two lives in one lifetime. The first part was a life of childhood abuse and trauma which grew into the full-blown disease of alcoholism. My life was out of control and I was circling the drain.
The second part is life today and how I urgently worked through my past and now have a wonderful life as a result. But my story is not your average girl gets sober story. I didn’t just get sober. I created a life of truth and authenticity. My story is about removing the expectations and the dogma of society and instead being guided by love and empathy.
Some may call my life risky, unethical, and totally against the norm. But I see it otherwise. I’m in a very loving open-minded marriage, I’m sexually liberated because of my childhood trauma, and I competed in nationals this year in the NPC figure division at 49 and received a medal in third place! Just a snapshot of my life today.
I’ve always enjoyed the work of Gabby Bernstein, Oprah, and Wayne Dyer. I would love to see my book as supplemental reading in liberal arts classes, such as Women Studies, Sexual Relations, or Adolescent and Teen Psychology. But ultimately my target audience is the girl in the back of the room who feels she’s the only one. She’s the person I desire to reach.
I’ve had the honor of being a guest speaker on Keys and Anklets, a podcast focused on separating facts from fiction within often widely misunderstood lifestyles, Pillow Talk—another podcast that focuses on female-led relationships, and a documentary of alternate lifestyles broadcasted in the UK.