Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma releases January 1, 2019! Today’s featured author is Sienna Saint-Cyr. Presale links below!
Sienna Saint-Cyr’s erotic and romantic fiction has appeared in series like Love Slave and Sexual Expression, anthologies like Silence is Golden and Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, and her first nonfiction in Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma. She writes for several websites and edits for SinCyr Publishing, an erotica company with a focus on shifting culture, one story at a time.
Along with writing, Sienna speaks at conventions, workshops, and for private gatherings on such sex-positive topics as a healthy body image, using sexuality to promote healing, enthusiastic consent, LGBTQIA, CPTSD, and navigating diverse or non-traditional relationships.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.
Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.
Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.
This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).
Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.