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C. Robinson

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Guest Post by C. Robinson

Before 50 Shades of Grey, before Carrie Bradshaw, the world we know was changed forever by a true pioneer and goddess of the Chic Lit world. Ms. Helen Gurley Brown, who passed away two days ago at the age of 90, will forever be a hero to those of us who want to rattle society at the knees. She demolished the preconceived notions that good girls are pure and sexy girls are simply crazy and wild. She risked being labeled “scandalous” by having the audacity to talk openly, frankly and honestly about sex. Society is still evolving to accept what used to be taboo as natural and stimulating.

            As I write my own Chic Lit series, Me & D*ck, I realize that although my heroine, Sunshyne Mercy, is still facing many of the same struggles and challenges as women did fifty years ago, she has more options.  She is experiencing  a quarter-life crisis and turns to partial escorting to help her grow financially and emotionally.  I can’t help but wonder how Ms. Brown’s mother felt when her daughter’s published book “Sex and the Single Girl” hit book shelves across the country becoming an instant success. Not only because it was different and people were curious, but because she was expressing and giving a voice to something that many women secretly felt.  My mother, still from the generation where women were supposed to act properly and sex was never openly discussed, supports my writing but still finds it difficult to tell her friends what my books are about. It is those mothers, who encourage their children to follow their passion, who empower them to turn their passion into success and change the world.

            “Good girls go to heaven; bad girls go everywhere.” I couldn’t have stated it better myself. I prefer badass over proper any day of the week. It is the trail blazers, the women and girls that say “I want a juicy past, a legendary tale, to share with my children and grandchildren” that make the world more exciting and accepting.

            I feel as though each of us is living our own version of a Chic Lit story, and we determine  how it’s going to end. Will we take the risks that will propel us forward? Will we take a stand on what we believe? Will we not settle for a guy just to have one but rather hope that our “perfect” guy is out there?

            Remain steadfast to what you believe, let your ambitions drive you and in time you’re dreams will be reality. Ms. Brown so perfectly expressed, “What you have to do is work with the raw material you have, namely you, and never let up.”

            Be your own success story!

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