New Year, New Profile Image

My growing exposure necessitated something different

I’ve recently started referring to myself as a writer, and not just as someone who writes. They’re kind of the same thing, but until recently I’ve just felt a little self-conscious about using that term. However, interest in and demand for my writing has finally reached a level where I no longer feel a bit like an imposter when using that term. I say it proudly now — I am a writer!

Starting very soon, I’ll be a regular contributor for Sexography’s new Modern Sex column, as well as a regular contributor to the Pollinate Magazine, which seeks to expand and discuss the ideas around what it means to create and practice spirituality in the modern world.

This morning I woke up to a message letting me know that Elephant Journal, the world’s largest mindful media website, would like to publish and feature one of my stories about how polyamory enhances my relationship with my husband. I hope that I’ll be publishing more writing there in the future as well.

I needed to create a bio blurb and have a profile picture for both Elephant Journal and Pollinate Magazine. Due to the nature of some of the things that I write about, I still wanted to keep a modicum of privacy, but the statue of Aphrodite that I’ve used since I joined Medium no longer seemed appropriate. I wanted to have a cohesive public image for all of my writing, so that’s where my new profile avatar comes in.

This is pretty much what I look like, at least when I’ve got the pink in my hair, which is often. Otherwise, I’m a blonde. I’ve had several people ask me what I look like, so for the curious, now you know.

2020 is starting out with a bang, and I’m excited to see what else it might bring.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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