And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Here’s a tiny recap of effervescent 2011.
The fruits of my labor (articles that went a little viral):
Round Bellies are Beautiful // An ode to full bellies, voluptuous curves, & womanly eminence. My belly dancing friends feasted lavishly on this one.
8 Simple Affirmations You Should Whisper to Yourself Daily // A compilation of love-drenched phrases we need to murmur to ourselves every so often. Sure to make your skin goosefleshy & your cheeks warm with completion.
The Lie of Masculinity // From the courageous lips of a self-possessed male who is more than his gender. A thousand bravos.
Your Body is Beautiful the Way It Is // An exercise in euphoric mindfulness of the magnificence of your body (& it’s truly magnificent).
Pubic Hair & the Hairlessness Epidemic // Wherein I answer a reader’s question about the disappearance of female body hair &, in turn, provoke awareness about our own pubic hair preferences.
Snippets of praise & appreciation that made my heart melt:
“You are BOLD, OPEN and LOVELY. We need you!” — @actualinfinity
“[Ev`Yan] is the new Carrie Bradshaw. But better.” — @TMFproject
“Your presence online is a little house of soul amidst a lot of digital hollowness.” — @katecourageous
“I just found your wonderful blog & can’t stop reading it. You are an amazingly thoughtful writer – looking forward to more posts.” — @marieteather
“Thanks for making my inbox so sensuously yummy.” — @christina_seitz
“You are the lifesaver that taught me to let go of those relationships that no longer serve me.” — @pink_jungle
“[She’s] one to watch.” — @DanielleLaPorte
Significant, blush-worthy numbers:
Pages views: 323,800
Book sales: 1,415
… & counting.
This is only the beginning.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for walking down this brazen path of self-discovery & sexuality with me.
Here’s to a fulfilling, mindful, wholesome, & orgasmic new year.
2011, you were delicious.
2012, you’re mine.