Now is a beautiful time to dive into the origin of body shame in our culture so that with this awareness we can educate and empower ourselves and the women and young women who look up to us. So that yes, we can enjoy our bodies as sensual beings in our intimate relationships, but also so we can feel whole, beautiful and valued – just as we are – no matter where we are.
In this interview, author Feminista Jones talks candidly about her novel, Push the Button. She shares the inspiration behind her novel – which originally started as a blog post, then grew a fanbase and a life of it’s own!
Plus we talk about the world of kink, and what Feminista really thought about 50 Shades of Grey.
And beyond the erotica world, we also talk about femininity, self-acceptance and body confidence. Something that all women can absolutely relate to. Feminista says that,
“The beauty industry relies primarily on women never feeling good enough. Because if we ever really get to a place where we feel that we’re fine, we won’t be going out and buying half the products that we buy.”
Can you relate?
Feminista Jones has been an award-winning blogger/vlogger, author, podcaster, lecturer, and public speaker for the better part of the last decade. She has written for TIME, Washington Post, NY Times, Mashable, SheKnows, Salon, and had her own Love & Sex column on EBONY.com. She was the Love & Sex editor at BlogHer.com. Feminista has organized national and international activism campaigns against police brutality and street harassment. She was also the general director of the first all-digital online conference developed by and featuring ONLY women of color, from 5 continents, the Women’s Freedom Conference. In 2014, Feminista was honored as part of The Root 100 and in 2015 she was named one of SheKnows/BlogHer Voices of the Year.
Dr. Andrea Pennington is a respected integrative medicine physician, acupuncturist, TV host & bestselling author specializing in longevity, sex education and life transformation with positive psychology and mindfulness.
She is author of The Orgasm Prescription for Women and the creator of The Attunement Meditation Process.
As an international TEDx & keynote speaker Dr. Andrea inspires audiences around the world to live with ageless vitality, passion & purpose.
She is also a regular health, beauty and wellness expert featured on television and radio programs around the world.
As a highly sought-after personal brand strategist, medical journalist and author with 20+ years experience in TV production, marketing and media distribution she is Managing Director of Make Your Mark Global, LTD.