Making Out Like a Virgin: Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma

Making Out Like a Virgin: Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma


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ISBN-13: 9781944568009
Publisher: Animal Mineral Press, LLC
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 1,303,010
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Catriona McHardy has spent her life studying human sexuality and formally held a career promoting healthy expressions of sexuality, individually and culturally. In 32 years at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, she rose from health care associate to longtime Vice President for Education and Training. She led a team of "sexperts" who provided sexuality education and training to professionals, teens, and parents regionally, nationally, and internationally, including Uganda and Russia. Catriona is a consultant and trainer on issues pertaining to sexual expression and sex positive culture, and a faculty member at Community College of Vermont, where she teaches courses in communication, race, ethnicity, class and gender, and human sexuality. She has served as national co-chair of the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education and has won the PPFA's Award as Director of the Year. Catriona was named as the first Distinguished Alumni Award from the Vermont State College Hall of Fame. She was a longstanding board member of the Women's Crisis Center in Brattleboro Vermont and Outright Vermont.

Cathy Plourde's plays on coping with eating disorders (The Thin Line) and engaging bystanders in interrupting violence (You the Man) have been presented across the US and have been culturally translated for use with Melbourne's Deakin University. She has presented and published nationally and internationally on theatre and arts for social change, wellness, education, and community building, and has received commissions and artist residencies from numerous organizations to develop works addressing these issues. As founder and director of Add Verb Productions she raised over a million dollars to promote this work, including the award-winning performance and activism anthologies (Out & Allied, vol. 1 and 2) for LGBTQ youth and their allies. She attended the Breadloaf School of English, was a long-standing Honorary Artist in Residence at the University of Southern Maine, served as a founding member of Boys to Men Maine and the Pride Youth Theatre Alliance, and taught in Integrated Health Sciences at the University of New England.

Sue William Silverman is the author of three memoirs. The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew is part of the "American Lives Series" with the University of Nebraska Press. Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award Series in Creative Nonfiction. Her memoir, Love Sick: One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction, was also made into a Lifetime TV Original Movie. Her craft book is Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir, and her poetry collection is Hieroglyphics in Neon.

As a professional speaker and writer, Sue has appeared on many nationally syndicated radio and TV programs including The View, Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN; a John Stossel Special on ABC-TV; CNN-Headline News; the Montel Williams Show; the Ricki Lake Show; and the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. She was also featured in an episode of "The Secret Lives of Women" on WE-TV. Sue teaches in the low-residency MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Table of Contents

Forward by Sue William Silverman
A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Catriona McHardy and Cathy Plourde, editors
Folding In by Kevin Gallagher
Breathing Compassion by Lynnette E. Harper
Freedom at my Fingertips by Sarah Mell
Perfect Kiss by Teri West
As I Am by T. M.
Find Your Voice and Carry a Big Sign by Maureen Shaw
Like a Virgin by Justine Lark
Clearing the Debris by Cairo Girl
Alone With My Bliss by Kyle D. Andrews
Year of the Make Out Told by Tara Abrol, Composed by Cathy Plourde
There But... Saidhbh
One Woman, Many Names by Sally J. Laskey
Four Out of Five by Glen
Body, Heart, Desire by T.A. Kiều
Because I Love Hard Told by Nefer Bovea, Composed by Cathy Plourde
My Twenty-Four Carat Self by Jordan Masciangelo
My Red Wedding Dress by Catilin Heather

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
why not rocketship to happiness, i thought it would be a hard book to read as a survivor , but no. i actually laughed alot at the similarities we all have and the things we do to abuse ourselves. Like drugs or war change the brain so does sexual trauma. THis is a must give or get gift for lovers of those effected and those effected . Even family.