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:

I'm about to sit down for an early morning writing block...
about 1 year ago – Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 04:24:04 PM

Three hours of carefully pouring stories and frameworks onto pages you'll one day read. Before I do, I imagine those pages being read by thousands of hopeful hungry hearts, and I intend for every word to transmit permission. Permission to align to your body's pace of healing. Permission to feel difficult feelings. Permission to shed identities that are outdated and constricting. Permission to love sex. Permission to learn how.

I love the prayerful time just before writing when I remember that we are together in a wave of change so much bigger than me or this book; when I ask for our collective momentum of health and hope and reclamation to do the writing.

Speaking of our collective wave of awesomeness! — We've received four $500 scholarships through the Kickstarter! My heart has bursts into overflowing happy tears every time a scholarship has come through. And I just want to offer the hugest thank you to Ann, Sunni, Tracey and Elizabeth for such major solidarity.

In the same breath, I imagine you're each here for that very same reason. We are ready to shift our culture, and we are wiling to start with ourselves—to be part of the answer.

The cosmic dream team is what I like to call us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being with me, for showing up to practice.

Two announcements!::

  1. I'm going on Facebook live TODAY (Wednesday) at 1pm to talk about how you can apply for a scholarship. Here's the link to catch it in real time::

  2. We're almost to 100 backers! Would you keep the magic alive and share the Kickstarter? Via email, Facebook, Insta, text message or smoke signals? You can go right here for easy sharable things::

Thank you, lovers.

I'm so grateful to be together.

Now... getting out of bed, making some coffee, and... doing the job I love to do.

xoxo, Rachael

Day 1 Gratitude!!
about 1 year ago – Sun, Dec 03, 2017 at 07:49:53 PM


Day 1 of this Kickstarter was amazing!

30 backers and over $5,000 raised!

I'm so appreciative to each person whose backed, shared, and loved on this campaign.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I'm in Portland with my two best friends and we've been dancing and singing our hearts out in celebration.

Wishing each of you were here dancing and singing with us. This is such a celebratory campaign.

Yes, horrible things happen and healing from them can be utter hell, but it does happen, and I'm so grateful for the chance to write to you from the other side.

If you feel inspired to share the link with friends via email or on social media, that would be an awesome gift.

Sending love and gratitude your way! Xo, Rachael

65 Incredible Humans! Thank you!!
about 1 year ago – Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 05:57:38 PM

Hello beautiful humans, 

Just popping in to give an overflowing bundle of GRATITUDE. I'm so inspired by your generosity, sharing and caring with the Sex After Trauma Kickstarter. 

Fun story, just because: This morning, I biked to a nearby coffee shop to do some writing, but I'd forgotten both my computer charger and phone. I ended up talking with another regular who I found out is also writing a book! (We would have never known had I not been deviceless and actually looking around to connect with people.) THEN, the guy to my right chimed in asking about my book. I told him and he replied with, "Well that's certainly very important. Thanks for writing such a needed book." Turns out this guy is also writing a book. The three of us, table to table in the coffee shop, joked that we were creating an impromptu Author's Lane. 

Sometimes life sends little oracles of confirmation that we're on the right track. This morning, Author's Lane felt like one of those oracles. I was grateful for that. 

And again, I'm incredibly grateful for your support. I wouldn't be writing this book if you didn't think it mattered and I could do it justice. So thanks for believing in me. Thanks for trusting me to get the job done well. And thanks for your financial and emotional support. 

We've reached over $8,000 (almost 20% of our funding goal), and I'm confident that by Friday we'll get to $12,000 (30%). 

If you feel called, I'd be so grateful if you helped spread the word. Share the Kickstarter in a text, e-mail or on social media to move the movement into more hearts and homes. Here's the link:: 

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Love love love,