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Lauren Marie Fleming
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Lauren Marie Fleming takes the guilty out of pleasure. An audacious storyteller, she wrote the book Bawdy Love: 10 Steps to Profoundly Loving Your Body, hosts the Bawdy Love podcast, and leads the #BawdyLove revolution, a movement to banish shame and fill our lives with decadence, delight, and joy.

From crowds of thousands to groups of six, Lauren facilitates life-changing conversations with her motivational speaking, intensive workshops, and intimate retreats. Through her work, Lauren has helped people all over the globe silence their inner critics, live a life full of pleasure, and feel comfortable and confident in their bodies.

For six years, Lauren ran the acclaimed sex blog Queerie Bradshaw, but now you can find her writing, programs, and products at

Entries by Lauren Marie Fleming

This Holiday Season, Count Good Deeds Instead of Calories

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 6:02 PM

This is part three of a three-part series I'm doing on fighting holiday body shaming before it starts. If you haven't yet, read Part One: Four Tips to Start Fighting Holiday Body Shaming Now, and Part Two: Tips for Answering the Question, "Are You Sure You...

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4 Things to Think About Before Offering Advice to Someone in Pain

(10) Comments | Posted October 17, 2015 | 8:34 AM

When it comes to solutions for my chronic pain, I've heard it all.

"Have you tried yoga? What about wheatgrass? This vegan diet I'm on will fix you right up. Green juice is the answer to your problems, I guarantee it. Probiotics will literally save your life."

My fellow...

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Tips for Answering the Question, 'Are You Sure You Need to Eat That Piece of Pie?'

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 8:46 PM

This is part two of a three part series I'm doing on combating holiday body shaming before it starts. If you haven't yet, read Part One: Four Tips to Start Fighting Holiday Body Shaming Now.

It happens all too often. You go to grab an extra slice of...

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4 Tips to Stop Holiday Body Shaming Now

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 12:24 PM

This year, I came across something truly disturbing in the Halloween aisle: diet pills.

There they were, sitting right next to the fake blood and vampire teeth. The advertisement showed a woman in a sweater with an elk on it patting her stomach while someone offered her a slice of...

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Fun in the Sun: Tips for Wearing Less Clothing With More Comfort and Confidence This Summer - No Matter What Your Body Type

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 12:00 PM

Summers used to depress me.

I grew up in the Southern California desert, and months would be spent hiding inside the air conditioned spaces, avoiding the 100+ degree heat. My parents, being both masochistic and sadistic, would take us on summer vacations to equally miserably hot...

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7 Tips for Fat Hikers and Others Who Don't Look Like the REI Commercials

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 12:03 PM

Summer is the time for traveling into the forest to hike, but for many of us, taking on a hike can be emotionally and physically challenging.

The REI commercials never show someone like me conquering a mountain, yet still, I hike. As I read Wild by Cheryl Strayed, a story...

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The Best Way to Honor Maya Angelou

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Every day before my eighth grade honors English class, this kid Rob would call me Shamu. Language was a weapon I'd wielded for years, both as a shield and a pedestal on which I hid, so I would respond with well-versed, witty retorts, even pointing out all the ways in...

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Bianca Del Rio Talks Hurricane Bianca and What's Next For Her Infamous Rolodex of Hate

(6) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 9:24 AM

It's been less than a week since Bianca del Rio was crowned America's Next Drag Superstar and her dance card is full of appearances, from New York to Mississippi to Alabama, and that's just in the last week of May. 

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