For media purposes, here are a few versions of my bio, from short to fairly long!
August McLaughlin is a nationally recognized health and sexuality writer, media personality and creator of Girl Boner®. Her podcast, Girl Boner Radio, consistently ranks high in the sexuality category on iTunes and iHeartRadio and her articles have appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, DAME Magazine, HuffPost and more. A frequent speaker on sexuality and gender equality issues, McLaughlin has been a featured TEDx presenter and attended the United State of Women summit, convened by the White House, as a nominated change maker.
August McLaughlin is a health and sexuality writer and host and creator of Girl Boner® and Girl Boner Radio. Her work appears in Cosmopolitan, DAME Magazine, the Huff Post, LIVESTRONG.com and more. Kirkus Reviews called her first novel, In Her Shadow, “an engaging story with an inventive structure and an intriguing focus on body-image issues.” Each week on Girl Boner Radio, she interviews sex and relationship experts, celebrity entertainers, sex workers, entrepreneurs, survivors and more.
In 2016, she attended the United State of Women conference convened by the White House as a nominated change maker and spoke about surviving an eating disorder at a TEDx Women event in Beverly Hills (see the video here). Known for melding personal passion, artistry and activism, August uses her skills as a public speaker and journalist to encourage women and people in the LGBTQIA+ community to embrace their bodies and selves, making way for fuller, more authentic lives. Her first Girl Boner book will be released by Amberjack Publishing in August, 2018.
August McLaughlin is a nationally recognized health and sexuality writer, media personality and creator of the female sexual epowerment brand Girl Boner. Her feature articles have appeared in Cosmopolitan.com, DAME magazine, the Huffington Post, Sexual Wellness News, LIVESTRONG.com, The Good Men Project and more. On her weekly web radio show and podcast, Girl Boner Radio, which consistently ranks high on iTunes’ What’s Hot list, she interviews relationship experts, celebrity entertainers, “everyday” women and more, exploring women’s lives and sexuality “like no one else.”
She was named Nutrition Writer of 2010 by LIVESTRONG.com, Editor’s Pick of 2010 by Diand Media Studios and one of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year in 2013. For the past several years, she’s been listed as one of Kinkly‘s 100 Sex Blog Superheros. Her first novel, In Her Shadow, a National Indie Excellence Award finalist and an Amazon bestseller in women’s fiction, is loosely based on her experience with anorexia she was diagnosed with while working as an international model.
In 2016, she was chosen to attend the United State of Women summit, convened by the White House, in Washington DC, as a nominated change maker, for her work in gender equality and women’s sexuality. As a speaker at Beverly Hill’s first TEDx Women event, in October 2016, she shared her story of surviving an eating disorder. (See her talk on the importance of self-embracement here.)
Since recovering from anorexia and years of body dysmorphia, August has taught and mentored individuals with eating disorders and other psychological disorders on wellness and body image on an individual and group basis (LA Health Works, LuvUrSelf Fitness, Bridges to Recovery). She is the executive producer of Weight Limit—a body image-related PSA, and speaks professionally for a variety of audiences, including high school and college students, artistic communities and national and regional conference attendees, on body image, eating disorders and women’s sexuality. As a teen, she was the co-recipient of the Minnesota Peace Prize for her work to raise awareness about child abuse. Known for melding personal passion with activism, August uses her skills as a public speaker and journalist to encourage women and people in the LGBTQIA+ community to embrace their bodies and sexuality, making way for fuller, more authentic lives.
August’s latest books, Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment and Girl Boner: A Guided Journal to Self Awareness, will be released by Amberjack Publishing on August 7th. (Available for pre-order now!)