It’s Official: #MeToo Is the Social Movement of the Year – Is This the End of Consequences For Speaking Up?

It’s Official: #MeToo Is the Social Movement of the Year – Is This the End of Consequences For Speaking Up?

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

It was just a hashtag at first: that often-ridiculed, inconsequential social media frippery that disappears as fast as the Technorati moves onto its next storm in a teacup. When it comes to sexuality, it seems that women, like children, are expected to be seen, not heard. However, as the recent #MeToo campaign on Facebook, Instagram, […]

Beyond O: The Mystery Inside The Darkness

Beyond O: The Mystery Inside The Darkness

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

“Beyond O is a journey unlike any other that I have experienced within a book…it’s a refreshing change in memoir.”   ~ Lisa, Australia “Like Betsy’s first book Autobiography of an Orgasm, I finished Beyond O in a day.  I just couldn’t get enough! With her typical wit, “brutiful” honesty and vulnerability I felt like I […]

Advice From An Expert (Your O)

Advice From An Expert (Your O)

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

Me too. Those were the words that I heard over and over again from women who read my book, Autobiography of an Orgasm. The book is about the five years I researched orgasm as a way to heal. Me too. I was molested as a child and was too scared to tell anyone. Me too. […]

I’m Packing for Summer Camp. Wanna Join Me?

I’m Packing for Summer Camp. Wanna Join Me?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

I didn’t go to camp as a kid. When I became a mother, summer camp was suddenly a big deal once my kids were pre-teens. When he was ten, my son Willie went to camp for a week and stayed two months. When I asked him why he decided to stay, he said “Because of […]

Always Stay True to Yourself

Always Stay True to Yourself

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

My friend, Qoya creator, writer and luminary Rochelle Schieck turned 36 on June 11th. Recently I asked her, if she could go back in time what she would want to whisper to her 18 year old self?

Summer of Love

Summer of Love

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

One of my favorite movie scenes is towards the end of Harold and Maude when Harold presents Maude with a ring. She admires the ring, looks at him lovingly and then throws the ring in a lake. “There,” Maude says. “Now I’ll always know where it is.”

Qoya Embodying the Sacred Workshop – London

Qoya Embodying the Sacred Workshop – London

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

You’ve read plenty of spiritual and self-help books. Maybe you’ve spent time in therapy. It all helps – but it still feels like there could be more. More love, more joy, more peace. Join Betsy Blankenbaker for a Qoya class and workshop created to invite you into your sacred body.

Qoya Writing Workhop – London

Qoya Writing Workhop – London

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

What is the story you yearn to read? The one that could help you make sense of your life. It’s probably the one you need to write.

My first book, Autobiography of an Orgasm, took two years to write, but that was because I spent twenty-one of those months writing a different book. The original book I was working on was about my life and spiritual path as I travelled between the US and Zimbabwe, and it included a very short passage about a sensual encounter with a man in Africa.

Healing Through Orgasm

Healing Through Orgasm

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

“I am reading your wonderful book and feel compelled to reach out to you. I am 45 and just beginning the journey of healing from a past that is very similar to yours. I share so many of the same experiences as you – it’s interesting to hear my story in your story: early abuse by a neighbor, lack of boundaries, abortion, lack of sexual zeal, divorce, lack of emotional and physical feeling, being disconnected from orgasm, faking it, etc. I’m sure many other women share these experiences, too…”

Autobiographies of Our Orgasms, A Collection of Your Stories

Autobiographies of Our Orgasms, A Collection of Your Stories

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Autobiography of an Orgasm

I quietly released my first book, Autobiography of an Orgasm, in November of 2014. I self-published with no budget for media or PR. I decided to do the book release party in Miami, a place that had been home for the past seventeen years. The first venue I approached to host the book event turned me down. They didn’t think the book aligned with their corporate image, which was ironic, because their website oozes sex appeal.