ReBloom: From trauma to trust in sex, love and society

Created by Rachael Maddox

Soulful stories and practical guidance for sexual and emotional healing after trauma. Let's revive our collective garden, together.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Big Announcement! I changed the name of the book!
almost 2 years ago – Mon, Apr 02, 2018 at 05:32:24 PM

Hello wonderful incredible humans,


This winter, post-Kickstarter, was a time of great incubation and research for me. I've been working with 25 women in a Sex After Trauma School, and the experiences we've been having in that space are informing the book in seriously incredible ways. I'm thrilled to share with you a process that's so effective and powerful for holistic sexual healing after trauma.

Speaking of which... for a while now, the name of the book felt "off" to me. Like it didn't quite capture the full scope of the process that gives way to a transformed sex life.

So often I share with my clients that super satisfying sex is about all the things that aren't sex getting into alignment first. Then sex is the flowering, the bloom – but there's no bloom without healthy soil, sturdy roots, a solid stem.

So speaking of blooming... the new title of the book. Drum roll, please...

ReBloom – The Path to Healthy Sex, Love and Intimacy After Trauma

ReBloom is full of the same helpful stories, maps and strategies as Sex After Trauma (it's the exact same book, basically), but the central metaphor of reblooming ties it all together in a way that honors and highlights the embodied lifecycle of sexual healing.

I can't wait to share the whole concept with you in detail (!), but for now... I hope you love the new title and... thank you. I'm super grateful you've entrusted me to write this important book for you. 

It feels like a risk to change the name (Will you like it? Will you be mad at me for supporting something with a different name at first? Will the new name translate widely?), but my heart and soul know it's the right move. 

The name of a book, in a lot of ways, is like its destiny. This book begged me for a name that felt more vibrant and alive, hopeful and holistic. I heard the call, and heeded it.

So excited to get this baby in your hands, fall 2018.

Also! I want to give you a little update on backer reward fulfillment. So much has been happening behind the scenes!

Here's the run down of what's done and what's still to come for you, my awesome Kickstarter backers.

What's Done:: 

  • The Secret Bad Girl Song – Recorded in my pop-up living room studio with my besties on my birthday. Click right HERE to listen in. (Thanks, Matt Haeck for producing!)
  • The Safest & Sexiest Dance Party EVER – Was beyond fun, healing, luscious, ALIVE. Thanks for all y'all who came into town for this special event and boogied your souls with mine. 
  • Shabbat Dinner & Mini Music Concert – Okay, like... sweetest Shabbat ever. Lovely humans came from all over the country to linger around a table and feast and share stories and sing songs way into the night... so divine. 
  • The Sex After Trauma School – One month to go in this potent 4-month journey... we've gathered together week after week to unshame, reclaim and rearrange our relationship to our bodies, hearts, sex and sensuality. It's been big. And powerful. And vulnerable. And beautiful. 
  • The Sex After Trauma Sisterhood – Similarly, we've been meeting TWICE a week for 3 months and just experienced a 3-day, 4-night in-person retreat that ROCKED. The unshaming, the sensual erotic self-discovery, the solidarity and life-changing relationships... so palatable, nourishing, and life-giving. 
  • One-on-one's – Most of you have had your sacred sessions or we're in the middle of some tender magic. I'm so grateful to be traveling this brave territory together.

What's Still To Come:: 

  • All About Sex Interview Bundle – These juicy interviews are complete and in post-production now. Should be ready to send out within 2 weeks! 
  • Writing Through the Hard Stuff – Also all ready to go. Coming to your inboxes tomorrow! Woo hoo! 
  • All the BOOKS – for the sake of simplicity, here are the estimated drop dates for each book and format:: 
  • ReBloom E-book: est. July 2018 ReBloom Audiobook: est. September 2018 
  • ReBloom Paperback: est. September 2018
  • ReBloom Workbook: est. September 2018 
  • Secret Bad Girl E-book: est. July 2018 (second edition!)
  • Secret Bad Girl Audiobook: est. July 2018 (finished recording! In post-production now)
  • Secret Bad Girl Paperback: est. September 2018 (second edition!)

Note: If you ordered the Duo Book Bundle, the print books will ship together in a bundle in September. If you're dying to read Secret Bad Girl now, send us a line and we'll get it to you early. 

Also, please know you can email if ever you have a question about your reward fulfillment! (Thanks, Lisa, for all you do behind the scenes to move my work into the world!)

Okay, so that's all the big news.

Oh, and, I'm dancing 5 songs a day (one in each of the 5 rhythms) 5 days a week until the book is complete. Because... dance is sanity. Here's a fun 5rhythms playlist I made – if your body is aching to move and groove, it should do the trick. Enjoy!

BIG LOVE. So much. Thank you.

To reblooming this spring and beyond... 



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almost 2 years ago – Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 10:27:27 AM

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thank you so very much.
about 2 years ago – Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 12:45:34 PM

beautiful humans,

my heart is full. my mind is tired. my body is so glad to be chillin' on my parents' couch.

i'm gonna take the holidays off, but i'll be back in the new year with some updates about reward deliveries and writing progress.

thank you for saying YES to this book, which is really about saying YES to the possibility that you can experience healthy sex, safe love and intimate belonging...even now, even after all this.

i'm grateful (SO grateful) i get to write this book for you. to draw you a map for your sacred reclamation. to tell you stories of the things that changed everything for me and my clients.

so exciting! rest and digest what we just did together.


almost $44,000!

you humans.

love love love love love. xo, Rachael

about 2 years ago – Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 07:52:35 PM


WE DID IT!!!!!

Ahhhhhhhmazing HUMANS! We. Did. IT. We put our hearts and cash and efforts and devotion together, and we funded this BOOK. We said YES to our personal and collective sexual healing. YES YES YES YES YES.

It feels like no mistake that we fully funded this Kickstarter the morning after winter solstice – the longest, darkest night of the year. It's official... we are now WELCOMING THE LIGHT.

I'm completely overjoyed and so incredibly grateful, honored, and THRILLED. (For real, I can't wait to nestle away and write, write, write!) Ah! THANK YOU to every single one of you who backed and/or shared! You each made this happen!

I'm over on Facebook Live doing the 10 Hour Telethon with epic sex educator friends from 9am to 6pm PST today! Join us for the celebration! We're giving away all kinds of sexy soulful stuff! We're talking about wild things! We're drinking champaign and doing trauma sensitive yoga! #secretbadgirl #wholeness We're playing songs and dancing it all out! I'd love to celebrate together.

Thank you. I'm so grateful. And so so so excited to write this book for you.


xox, Rachael

PS!–We've added a $5,000 stretch goal. I keep saying that this book is gonna be The Artist's Way for Sexual Healing. I think that needs a workbook. What about you? :)