The Accidental Sl*t
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
Coming Soon – The Accidental Sl*t (a story of sex, abuse and self discovery).
”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.
Living a life unlike any other, Mel Cooper has remained steadfast in her willingness to go her own way. This has led her down many interesting paths, and along those paths, she has encountered challenges, difficulties, and lessons – the most valuable and intriguing of which she is now collecting into a single, captivating book, The Accidental Sl*t.
In The Accidental Sl*t, Mel Cooper is going to present a sincere and unflinching look at her experiences. Despite the uniqueness of these experiences, she is gifted with such an honest and forthright character and tone that they seem relatable when she talks about them.
Whether she is explaining how she entered ministry or relating an instance of abuse and trauma that she survived, readers will find themselves drawn into the narrative, immersed in the perspective that she is offering and the truths that she is speaking, so clearly and so directly, something that is unfortunately often missing in discussions of these topics otherwise.
At the centre of our era’s defining times and places, including the sex industry and the search for spirituality in a tech-saturated world, Mel is writing a book that is filled with duality just as her life is.
For anyone who has looked at the statistics, for anyone who sees systemic misogyny and yet struggles to understand it fully, she is presenting a comprehensive worldview alongside a lifetime of insights. Known to some as “Reverend Madame Mel,” she aims to leave you feeling like you have found a friend, like you have learned something about the world, and like you have come to know yourself a little better. These are the lofty goals that she is setting for The Accidental Sl*t, and now she wants you to be a part of it.
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.
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 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.
Sexual repression, creative repression, self repression
Rising victorious to full acceptance of who she is as a woman, mother, sister, and 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.
The world needs this book, help us to make it a reality.
What happens next?
On September 21st, we will launch the crowdfunding campaign for The Accidental Sl*t, inviting you to pre-order your copy of the book – including copies that Mel has personalised and signed herself. This campaign will run for a limited time only, but done over a few stages. Once we hit our funding goal, we will proceed with the other developmental steps, and we may consider ending the campaign early.
This is your chance to help bring this life changing book into fruition and be a part of something truly special.
This does not mean that you need to feel anxious about any of this, though. Right now, you can enter your e-mail address in the box below to sign up for the Accidental Sl*t mailing list. By doing so, you will ensure that you hear about the crowdfunding campaign launch the minute that it happens. You can then pre-order your copy of the book before we start to promote on a larger scale.
It’s one step, and it is very simple. Just enter your e-mail in the box below!