Sex, Tears, and Orgasms: Sweet, Gentle and Yet Strong Within

· FriesenPress

About this ebook

Sex, Tears, and Orgasms is the true story of an African Canadian woman’s journey to become whole several decades after suffering the trauma of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and sexual violence as a child in Guinea, West Africa. Although Lawra Linda seems to be happy as a young mother and content in her marriage, she struggles to find meaning in her life and a sense of belonging. Now living in Vancouver, she frantically searches to find something—anything—to feel alive again. Believing she found it in another man, she teeters on the edge of losing the most important people in her life: her sons and husband.

Brutally honest about her feelings, missteps, and sexual encounters, Lawra Linda takes readers on her path to find redemption through God and the Catholic Faith and physical healing through a clitoral reconstruction. In doing so, she illuminates the truth that both wholeness and holiness are necessary for a woman to thrive and champions the right of all women, especially victims of FGM/C, to be happy and have a meaningful sex life.

About the author

Lawrelynd Bowin was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and raised in Kamsar, Port City, West Africa. She has lived in Moscow, Brussels, and Vancouver, where she resides with her Dutch Canadian husband and two teenage sons. Lawrelynd has a diploma from the Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology with Human Services from Trinity Western University. She is fluent in English, French, and Russian and is working on Dutch.

Sex, Tears, and Orgasms is Lawrelynd’s second book. Her first, Swimming in a Red Sea, which describes her challenges after being subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting and sexual violence as a child, was published in 2018. In addition to being a writer, mother, wife, and actress, Lawrelynd owns a talent agency, Top Talents—Tiny Talent Inc. and Tiny Talent World Inc.

A very spiritual person, Lawrelynd values contemplative prayers, doing the rosary, and meditation in the presence of the Eucharist. She also enjoys walking in the forest, hot yoga, reading, and travelling.

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