It’s here, y’all. My copies of Eat the Damn Muffin arrived in my mailbox, and it’s a beautiful day. Holding my book is one of the most magical feelings, and I couldn’t be happier. Seeing all of my hard work come to life is incredible, and I’ve never been so proud of myself.
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I knew the alphabet and could hold a pencil. I thought that being a writer was a silly dream like wanting to be a princess. Well, I made it happen, and I feel like a fucking queen.
This book goes way beyond making me feel beautiful. It was a tool that I not only created but also used during my last relapse with my eating disorder. It was something that I wanted to create for every woman who felt like she wasn’t worthy because of her weight. I wrote this book for the women who struggle to see the beauty in themselves just as they are.
This One’s for the Girls
I don’t specifically use pronouns in my book, but I wrote it with women in mind. I know every person is capable of lacking self-love and body confidence, but I wanted to write this one for the girls. Female empowerment is something I treasure. If I can help women feel beautiful, bold, and powerful in their bodies, then that’s what I’m going to do.
In college, I had 2 minors and a concentration. While writing was my concentration, women and gender studies was one of my minors, and it was my favorite. I loved every single class, and that minor is also what led me to embrace my sexuality. It also really aided in how comfortable I am talking about sex, bodies, and nakedness.
Even though some of my lowest moments in life and with my eating disorder were during college, many of my classes are what kept me going. They made me feel like I had a purpose, and they made me want to become a role model.
I’ve always adored public speaking and advocacy. I did a few conferences and public speaking appearances about my blindness and disabilities, in college. I always wanted to speak about other invisible disabilities and eating disorders correlating with mental health. Being that woman to help others find their voice and see that their beauty is what I want to do.
Publishing this book is similar to all that for me. It’s my way of speaking out to those women who need to hear they are beautiful, they matter, and they deserve to feel confident every single day. Who knows, I may reach out to my alma mater and see if they need any guest speakers. Now that I have made my dream come true, I’m not going to stop fighting for what I believe in, and I’m going to keep doing what I love.
Check It Out
If you haven’t checked out Eat the Damn Muffin, it’s available on Amazon. It’s more than a book that tells you to say fuck diet culture. It goes beyond the guides that I share on my blog on how to feel sexy. ETDM encompasses so much of what I believe in when it comes to positivity, body image, social media, sex, diet culture, and self-love. It is everything and more.
I’m not trying to sell you on another program. I’m trying to show you that we all need a little push to see how amazing we are from time to time. This book does that. I can’t wait to gift it to the women in my life who overlook how wonderful and beautiful they are, just as they are.
I will say that a few people have reached out to me about gifting this to their teenagers who struggle with self-love and body image. As a mom, I would allow my kids to read this once they were in their teen years. But I always keep in mind that we all parent differently. This book swears, discusses sex and masturbation, and it teaches you how to say fuck off to the negative forces in your life. So, if you gift this to a minor, know that those subjects are discussed.
I hope that you check this book out. I also hope that it is as helpful to you as it has been for me and those who have read it already. It’s like having a blunt best friend sitting by your nightstand when you need advice or a pick me up.
I hope you have a wonderful week.