Kerry Cohen is a psychotherapist, specializing in sex and relationships, writing faculty at The Red Earth Low-Residency MFA, and the author of Loose Girl, Dirty Little Secrets, Seeing Ezra; the young adult novels Easy, The Good Girl, and It’s Not You, It’s Me; Spent, an anthology of 30 astounding essays concerning women and shopping; and The Truth of Memoir.
Kerry has been featured on Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, the BBC Saturday Live, and many more television and radio shows. She has published in The New York Times Modern Love column, the Washington Post Outlook, Brevity.com, and many more journals and magazines; and she has essays in numerous anthologies. Kerry got to tell a story about her ‘loose girl’ days in front of 3,000 people in the Moth, Main stage. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.
Here we discuss her robust connection to her wild self, the significance of creating safe, liberated spaces for young girls to establish relationships to their own bodies, how autism is not one thing, and how the wisdom of mothers is often the basis for all emergence.
Oh, and I was freaking out the entire interview. But that is for another time.