Forgetting shame and remembering your slutty self

Forgetting shame and remembering your slutty self

Topher TaylorConference Room 2

  • Beginning by acknowledging the audience of writers and readers. Giving credit to the fact that it was women who inspired me sexually. Not queer men… women! I want to give thanks and credit to the room who inspired and educated me
  • How growing up with 'sluts' inspired me. The lower-working-class 'sluts' of South London accepted me and welcomed my desires and curiosities - because they didn't deny their sexuality
  • Talking about the context of my self-loathing as a youth and how this paid into my internalised shame as an adult. I only began to felt free talking 'slut talk' in my mid-to-late twenties, due to years of internal battles
  • How being open and vulnerable opened up career opportunities in media
  • The best mindset to write in
  • If it makes you cringe and you second guess it - IT HAS TO BE IN YOUR WRITING
  • Allow yourself to have ego in print and grant yourself permission to admit to your own desirability
  • Promoting your writing organically on social media

Thu 10:57 pm - 12:00 am