Somehow in all my scatteredness, I caught a reminder of August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman Blogfest. Being a fan of her Girl Boner blog and podcast, I have been wanting to participate but unsure of ideas, my ability, etc. In reality, the real struggle was not all that. I could take the option of writing about beauty in general, but that isn’t what really calls to me.
I’ve had several ideas tumbling around in my head about various sexuality topics for quite some time. I’ve always been scared to publish any of it and, in some cases, even to write it. That has always seemed to me to be the focus of August McLaughlin’s work, though: to help people talk more openly about their sexuality. Since female sexuality is especially stigmatized, she has focused in that area, but I’m going to take her inspiration and give it a try for myself.
So I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do yet, but I’m going to come up with something. I promise it won’t be pornographic, but it might be pretty scary. Deep breath. Off I go to sign up.