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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, connect with their deeper Truths, 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 atLaurenMarieFleming.com.
Lauren is available to write and speak on the following topics:
- The efficacy (or lack thereof) of dieting and the unhealthy side effects of diet culture.
- Tips and tools for feeling comfortable and confident in your skin, no matter what your body’s size, shape, or ability.
- Embracing your sensuality and sexual desires at any size.
- Ways to practice self-care and bring decadence into your daily life, even when busy and broke.
- What watching my younger brother die of cancer taught me about living an audaciously authentic life.
- Queer politics, including growing up queer in a conservative town, bridging the gap between conservative about radical queer politics, and/or the perils and perks of dating trans* folks.
- Using open-relationship and polyamorous skills to decrease competition and jealousy in the workplace while increasing harmony and ease in your workday.
Interested in having Lauren speak at your event?
Email media@LaurenMarieFleming.com or enter your information in the form to the right.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements, Events, and Bawdy Love Meet-ups:
Bawdy Love Events
Bawdy Love Beach Day – February 28, 2016, Mission Beach, CA
Supportive and loving beach day
Excited about your new bathing suit but not quite sure you're ready to wear it in public? Want a supportive group of friends to hang out with for an afternoon? Join us for a Bawdy Love Beach Day! Get more details and RSVP on the Facebook event page or email info@LaurenMarieFleming.com.
Bawdy Love Glamping Trip – March 8-10, 2016, Joshua Tree National Park
Fun and easy camping and hiking trip
Email info@LaurenMarieFleming.com to RSVP and get more details.
Girl's Night Out – February 27, 2016, San Diego, CA
Leading the workshop "Using Role Playing to Feel More Comfortable and Confident in Your Body"
Ever wonder what it would feel like to be a Victoria Secret model, seemingly carefree in your lingerie-clad self? Or maybe you think you'd be a better lover if you were someone else, say David Beckham, Beyoncé, Bill Gates, Jennifer Lawrence, that cute barista at the coffee shop, the teller at the bank, the librarian behind the stacks. This workshop shows you how to use role-playing to get out of your own head and into the mind-frame of some other person, someone who comes without your issues, limitations, and perceived flaws. I walk you through how to envision, prep for, and set-up a role-playing scenario, give tips for improvising during the scene, and help you do the important aftercare of analyzing what the experience taught you about your body and your relationship with it.
BinderCon – March 20, 2016, University of California Los Angeles
Leading the workshop "Making writing your business: the simple mental shifts that will change your financial world."
Why is it so difficult to make a living as a writer? In essence, every writer is an entrepreneur, someone putting their product out into the marketplace, hoping it will sell enough to continue funding making more product. So why then do we value writing less than other products put out in the marketplace? How can we change the paradigm of the starving artist to one where writers thrive financially?
In this informative and interactive talk, I discuss the ways in which the simple title shift from “writer” to “entrepreneur” made all the difference in financial freedom, abundance, and ease in my writing life, and walk attendees through how to make that same shift in their lives. We examine what we can learn from successful creative entrepreneurs, and attendees leave with the tips, tricks, and tools they need to monetize their writing businesses without giving up any of their creative energy or losing their passionate soul.
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference – March 30 - April 2, 2016, Los Angeles Convention Center
Attending and hosting a meetup
Interested in meeting up? Email info@LaurenMarieFleming.com
DESIRE – June 10-13, 2016, Palm Springs, CA
One-on-one coaching sessions, and leading the workshops "Need, Wan’t, Can’t Have – Setting the Stage for Your Desires to be Met" and "Playing With Your Food"
Highlights of past speaking engagements and events include:
Past Bawdy Love Events
2845 Rue de Fluerus – February 26, 2016, Mission Beach, CA
Hosting a gathering for writers
The goal of this gathering is simple: to create comeraderie and communion between writers and people in the literary community. Think 27 Rue de Fleurus, but with Mexican food and margaritas instead of espresso and croissants (although I'm not against there also being espresso and croissants). Anyone who is a professional writer or in the literary profession is welcome. RSVP by Thursday Feb. 25, 2016 to info@Laurenmariefleming.com.
Bawdy Love Retreat – February, 2016
“Honestly, this was everything I could have hoped for and more. I loved the writing exercises and learning language precision. I loved the group discussions and group outings. I only wish it could have lasted longer!” – Jenny
Bawdy Love Retreat – August, 2015
“The workshops helped guide me through my own personal journey towards fulfillment and abundance. I learned that it is so much easier for me to focus on and identify with the negative than the positive and that opened my eyes to how my own perception colors me everyday experiences.” – Anonymous
Sign-up for the next retreat here!
Past Speaking Highlights
DESIRE – 2015, Palm Springs, CA
- Bawdy Love: 10 Steps to Profoundly Loving Your Body workshop
- Please and Thank You: Asking for and getting what you want in your relationship workshop
- Mentoring sessions
Catalyst Con – 2014, Washington, DC
- Opening Keynote Plenary Speaker
- The Business of Blogging About Sex
- Queering the Law: Important Issues Beyond Gay Marriage
Catalyst Con West – 2014, Los Angeles, CA
- Building a Career Talking About Sex workshop
SDSU Writer's Conference – 2014, San Diego, CA
Taught workshop "Creating Physical and Mental Space in Your Life for Writing"
BlogHer – 2013, Chicago, IL
- Taught workshop "Using Social Media Tools Without Being a Tool: Marketing and Promotion That Lifts the Community as a Whole"
BlogHer Pathfinder Day – 2012, New York, NY
- Co-taught workshop "My Blog as a Business"
BlogHer – 2012, New York, NY
- The Erotic Out in the Open panel
IvyQ – 2013, Yale University, New Haven, CT
- Queering the Law: Important Issues Beyond Gay Marriage workshop
IvyQ – 2012, Brown University, Providence, RI
- Sex and Social Issues panel