“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
”It is in the face of unspeakable adversity that you have a choice to rise or fall. Sometimes those decisions are unconscious, leading you on a path to heal the wounds of your past, so wisdom can prevail. It is here you will find yourself, gifting you the courage to forgive and the undeniable will to survive. It is then that you realise to merely exist is not an option, and it is here you immerse yourself in the healing power of love, so you have the unfathomable grace to live – The Accidental Slut.”
The Accidental Sl*t
A book that cuts to the core of many things facing women in society; sexuality, the desire to be loved, abuse, feeling ‘other’, finding spirituality, battling against misogyny and judgment.
Are you unknowingly prostituting yourself in some area of your life?
Never before has a future bestselling book revealed the life of someone who has experienced several lifetimes all rolled into one. From sexual abuse and bullying to working in the sex industry, becoming an ordained minister all while trying to discover who she truly is, there is no one quite like Mel.
There is no doubt Mel Cooper, a relationship counsellor, sex therapist, ordained minister, and former adult industry worker has lived a life less ordinary.
Affectionately known as Reverend Madame Mel, her life of unexpected dualities shines a light on the many subconscious dogmas we carry with us every day.
Mel has lived many lifetimes at once, where the magnetic pull of working in the adult industry occurred while staying true to her spirituality and studying ministry; where the judgment, bullying and assaults inflicted on her as a child lead to a lifelong quest to find out what it means to love and to be loved; where being the subject of evolving endless labels and resulting lack of self-respect has led to an entrenched inner belief and strength.
You will laugh, cry and also be shocked by what you read, but that’s the entire point – it’s time to see yourself in these experiences, to become aware of how your inner beliefs are impacting on your view of the world and the people in it.
Life changing traumatic events that led an already lost and confused girl down some dark paths and others that were unexpectedly fulfilling.
Trying to find herself in a world where society didn’t understand or accept her.
A path to spiritual freedom and sexual liberation.
Living a life filled with judgement, prejudice and stereotypes while also being plagued with misogyny.
Even in the 21st century we are made to feel ‘less than’ and in order to achieve we need to prostitute ourselves, whether that is in work, relationships and so on.
How young men and women give themselves sexually so they can feel loved and accepted.
Sexual repression, creative repression, self repression
Rising victorious to full acceptance of who she is as a woman, mother, sister, friend.
This book will…
Take readers on the unusual journey through the eyes of someone who was torn between the quest to be spiritual versus working in the adult industry.
Challenge beliefs of what it means to be a sl*t.
Give insight into how sexual and physical abuse impacts a person and how this trauma evolves from childhood to adulthood.
Give a glimpse behind the veil of the adult industry to show that the stereotypes mainstream society has around the types of people working as prostitutes and their clientele are completely wrong.
Show how spirituality can guide you through life – no matter what the higher power may be – and you can live your life however you choose.
Show there is light and dark in all of us, it’s about how you navigate the delicate balance.