1-800-HEYLAURA is a bi-monthly newsletter dedicated to accessible sex and body image thought-starters. Each edition explores varied topics under a central theme to keep you motivated in your exploration through snackable facts, love notes, and personal challenges.
Why do this? I’ve been working in sex education and body image activism for years; using my own story to inspire others in there exploration and self-Love. This newsletter is in service to you.
Every 2 months there is a theme, Every theme has a new topic for every edition (4 editions/topics per theme). Each edition has an editor letter, a know, try, and love section. There will always be a Toolkit and a challenge to the reader as well. The social component is run through my personal Instagram for consistency.
Edition 1: Solo Play
Edition 2: How To Be Alone
Edition 3: No-Shame Sex
Edition 4: Adult Sleepovers
Edition 5: Plus-Size Sex
Speaker + Press
Stylus Presents: Decoded Future Summit; 2018 — “Size In The Retail Space” / Moderator
Body Politics; 2019 — “Bodies + Motion” / Moderator
Package Free; 2019 — “Sustainable Love” / Panelist
Soho House x VSpot; 2019 — “Ending The Sex Gap” / Panelist
R /GA; 2018 — “Creatives And Mentors” / Mentor
Project Heal / Straight Curve Panel; 2018 — “Body Representation” / Moderator
TouchPoint; 2018 — “Under The Influence” / Speaker
Body Politics; 2018 — “Queer Stories” / Speaker
Body Politics; 2018 — “Body Works” / Panelist
Fusion Academy; 2017 — “Confidence 101” / Workshop Presenter
Brooklyn Sex Expo; 2016, 2017, 2018 — “Plus-Size Sex” / Workshop Presenter
Bastet Noir; 2019 — COOL FACES OF BASTET NOIR: Meet Laura Delarato, senior creative at Refinery29
Fake Cool; 2019 — Laura Delarato, Creative, Writer/producer, Body image activist + Sex educator
Blink Fitness; 2018 — Every Body Happy Campaign
The Comments Project; 2018
The above and below content is dedicated to the branded content work I’ve ideated, planned, stressed over, loved, fought for, and made authentic to brand voice and client KPIs. Of course, this is not everything. Just a snackable taste of what I have thought of.
What Does It Really Mean To Be Body Positive?
This interactive and energetic workshop is dedicated to understanding how body positivity can be integrated into your every day; exploring bad body image days, family dynamics, and how to implement tactics in the workplace.
A Beginner’s Guide To Sex Toys
There are far too many colors, shapes, sizes to pick from when you’re just getting started on your sex toy journey. This workshop is the key to unlocking your pleasure senses with a comprehensive guide to body-safe materials, solo and partner play, and toy purchasing.
Body Image, Media, & Representation: How To Retrain Your Brain
If seeing is believing, then you need to see yourself to believe in yourself. There is a problem. We don’t often see all bodies represented across media; so how does one go forward? In this workshop, we talk about how to find representation in the world and yourself when the landscape seems scarce.
Plus-Size Sex, Representation, And Tips
Despite common tropes about desexualized fat characters and how bigger people are portrayed in the media, people of size have sex too! Like, really really good sex. But it does come with its fair share of complications. In this workshop, we will go over consent, vocab, positions, products, and what myths we need to throw away!
Laura Delarato's workshops, talks, and panels have been seen at ProjectHEAL, Body Politic NYC, The Brooklyn Sex Expo, Fusion Academy, and The Pleasure Chest.