“Between the Covers” Book Club
A cozy space to explore pelvic pain-adjacent topics through novels and works of creative nonfiction.
Let’s relax into an end-of-summer wind-down with a crew of empathetic peers with guidance from Sara, a helping professional trained in human sexuality, counseling, and the art of empathizing with pelvic pain topics. We plan to meet once monthly to discuss topics that are pelvic pain-adjacent, including what’s “normal,” chronic illness, body image, vulva love, gender roles, and sex storytelling. Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm EST for a cozy hour and a half of love, support, reflection, and growth.
Please contact Sara at email@example.com for more information and to join our crew. You may register your spot by paying in advance here. If you would prefer to pick which meetings to attend à la carte, you may do so by sending an email to Sara.
For my beautiful late sign-ups, you are welcome to come! Email me.
(Note: The readings are suggested, so if you have trouble finishing something, read one resource rather than two, watched its movie instead of read the text, absolutely hated the reading, etc. – please feel comfortable attending, the most important thing you bring to us is your empathy, relating, and reflection. We’re looking forward to meeting you!)
September 5, 2023: “Normal” & Sex
“Am I Normal?” The Question of Sex by Leonore Tiefer
October 3, 2023: Chronic illness & humanity
Sore Loser: a chronic pain and illness zine on queer disabled grief by Sandra Alland
Sick Woman Theory by Johanna Hedva
November 7, 2023: Vulva diversity & body image
December 5, 2023: Disparate labor in heterosexual & patriarchal society
You Should’ve Asked by Emma
Do Men Expect Women to do Everything? by Robert the Otter
She Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By The Sink by Matthew Fray
January 2, 2024: Quality of life: The missing measure
February 6, 2024: Sex stories
If you’re looking for information on a past book club, please check here.