For media purposes, find two versions of my bio below. You can view my one-sheet here: August McLaughlin one sheet.
SHORT (125 words):
August McLaughlin is a nationally recognized journalist, author of Girl Boner and host and producer of the narrative podcast, Girl Boner Radio, which has been compared to “Sex in the City” meets NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Her articles and expertise have been featured in a range of publications, including Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, DAME Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Shape, Elite Daily and Bustle.
Known for melding personal passion, artistry and activism, August uses her personal passion and skills to encourage others to embrace their bodies, sexuality and selves. Her next book, With Pleasure, cowritten by Jamila Dawson, LMFT, will be released by Chicago Review Press on September, 14th.
LONGER (267 words):
August McLaughlin is a nationally recognized health and sexuality journalist and host and producer of the podcast, Girl Boner Radio, which offers a spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration. Reviewers have called the show “Sex in the City meets NPR” and the “Fresh Air of Sex” and the show frequents Apple Podcasts’ sexuality chart.
August’s work as an advocate for sexual empowerment and gender parity led her to the TEDx stage and to attend the 2016 United State of Women summit as a nominated change maker. Her articles have appeared in a range of publications, including Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post and DAME Magazine. August is also a trauma-informed certified sex educator with a passion for myth-busting and normalizing stigmatized topics.
Publishers Weekly called her book, Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment “equally fun, risqué, and informative” and “a welcome addition to sexual health literature.” The New York Times called it “terrifically encouraging” and “a thorough primer on everything from sex toys to bondage to ‘no means no.” Her workbook, Girl Boner Journal: A Guided Journal to Sexual Joy and Empowerment, is full of true stories and writing prompts for deepening sexual self-discovery.
August’s forthcoming book, With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationships, cowritten by sex therapist, Jamila Dawson, LMFT, will be released by Chicago Review Press in the fall of 2021. Known for melding personal passion, artistry and activism, August uses her skills to lift others’ voices, debunk damaging myths, and encourage folks to embrace their bodies, sexuality and selves, making way for richer, more authentic lives.