Hi everyone, this week I’m chatting about my future plans for my blog and channel, what I’ve been reading and do a little journal with me.
From the “former sex worker taking Hollywood by storm” (The Daily Beast), comes a candid and hilarious memoir of sex work, shame, and self-discovery set in the colorful world of live-streaming camgirls.
At twenty-three, Isa Mazzei was just like any other college graduate: broke, lacking purpose, and searching for an identity. She was also a compulsive seductress with a reputation as a slut and heartbreaker. One day, while working a low-paying retail job, she had a revelation: why not embrace her salacious image and make some money off of it?
She began stripping, dancing, masturbating, playing games, making art––and broadcasting it all online for money as a camgirl. In her first month, she racked up hundreds of nightly viewers, and within a year she ranked in the top fifty girls on a site featuring tens of thousands of performers. Over the course of her career, Isa built her own business, explored BDSM, attended a porn convention, slept with a fan, and pushed herself further than she thought possible. And yet, despite her success, she struggled to fit into the community she so desperately wanted to belong to.
Camgirl is a relatable look at confronting our past traumas and accepting ourselves for who we are. It masterfully explores the complexities of digital life, sexuality and the tensions between our private and public selves. Mazzei’s biting humor and raw vulnerability ensure you’ll never think about sex work—or sex—the same way again.
Part memoir, part practical guide to the vagina, this indispensable book sifts through myths and misinformation with the aim of empowering women with vital knowledge about their own bodies.
For centuries, the vagina has been made mysterious, neglected, mutilated or mocked, and as a consequence few people know much about it. In Vagina: A Re-Education, acclaimed journalist Lynn Enright charts the story of this crucial organ, encompassing fertility and hormones, pain and arousal, sex education and more, with the goal of empowering women with vital knowledge about their bodies.
As women all over the world join together in conversations about consent and power, this investigation into the history, biology and politics of the vagina will be a valuable and urgent addition to the discussion.
Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked.
Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her—until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, the Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death’s uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts…and stolen glances from a former love.
Despite leaving a part of her heart behind with Death, Evie sets out into a perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and launch an attack on the Lovers. Such formidable enemies require a battle plan, and the only way to kill them may mean Evie, Jack, and Death allying. Evie doesn’t know what will prove more impossible: surviving slavers, plague, Bagmen and other Arcana—or convincing Jack and Death to work together.
Two heroes returned
There’s a thin line between love and hate, and Evie just doesn’t know where she stands with either Jack or Death. Will this unlikely trio be able to defeat The Lovers without killing one another first…?
February Wrap Up @elainehowlin_Tweet
Happy Friday!! What are you reading this weekend? I have four books on the go at the moment. I’m actively reading The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix for the Halloween season. Well, I say reading but I’m actually listening to the audiobook. The narrator is quite good! I’m not familiar … Continue reading What are You Reading this Weekend?
Elaine Howlin Studio My love of books and journaling lead me to the beautiful art of junk journaling and scrapbooking. Using the skills I learned in my job, I was able to create templates, reading logs and other crafting items.I absolutely adore creating with paper whether it’s journals, painting, or crafting. It’s the most emotionally … Continue reading Jane Austen Apothecary Journal Kit
I think Halloween/Autumn is one of the best seasons for creative projects. The sense of renewal, changing colours, and fun of Halloween create such a stimulating atmosphere. Having the evenings get darker earlier and spending more time inside definitely helps me focus on creative projects as well. I’ve been working on the Autumn section of … Continue reading Awesome Halloween Printables on Etsy
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That’s an interesting Halloween read. Currently, among a few other books, I’m reading ‘For all our sins’ by T.M.E. Walsh.
This looks like an amazing tracker! Thanks for sharing.
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