It was not an easy decision to come out, but one that needed to happen in order to achieve self-actualization. As Deepak Chopra says, 'Spirituality is self-awareness and awareness of other people's needs.'
Saint Louis, MO (Vocus) October 11, 2010
The Beautiful Kind (also known as TBK) Sex Writer, Consultant, and Editor of TheBeautifulKind.com reveals her true identity and shows her face in photos on her website for the first time, and tells her provocative story in an exclusive video interview with SexIs Magazine, for the first time, in celebration of National Coming Out Day.
The Beautiful Kind made national news in April when she was dramatically fired from her full-time day job for writing about sex in her personal life under a pen name. In a random Google search, TBK’s employer found her real name unknowingly linked to her personal website, and based her immediate termination on this sole instance. The employer has continually declined public comment. Countless blogs and media websites picked up the scandalous story, including Inc.com, Business Insider, Glamour, Huffington Post, digg, Jezebel, Fleshbot, and Mental_Floss.
During that difficult time, TBK took her website down for a few weeks and focused on writing her empowering ebook The Book of Goddess: Elevating Your Desirability to Mythic Proportions. After four years of posting sex advice and personal stories semi-anonymously, she made the courageous decision to fully embrace her motto to “Be Open & Honest” and come out in the open herself. The Beautiful Kind is Kendra Holliday, a 38-year-old bisexual mother living in St. Louis, MO. Kendra says, “It was not an easy decision to come out, but one that needed to happen in order to achieve self-actualization. As Deepak Chopra says, ‘Spirituality is self-awareness and awareness of other people's needs.’”
Kendra continues “I’m grateful to my friends and family for supporting my decision. There’s no telling what will come of this bold move, but I’m confident coming out will open up many new doors and be an inspiration to others. We all want to be accepted for who we are.” Kendra writes openly about her current life experiences on her own site, as well as her former days as a sex worker, in her column, The Whore Journals, on SexIs.
Kendra is embracing her future by focusing on ways to give back to the community and to educate others. As a founding member of a new not-for-profit community organization, Sex Positive St. Louis (SEX+STL), she is excited about the potential of this online community resource for local sex positive events, partnerships with organizations, and information sharing. Her work with SexIs continues with her column, as well as the very telling and personal video interview revealing her identity, intentions, and future plans. Kendra is also taking the Q & A spotlight for a week on the interactive Community Interview platform with EdenFantasys.com, where anyone can ask her any questions they wish, and she will answer them (October 11th – 18th). As Kendra plans workshops and speaking events, both independently and with SEX+STL, EdenFantasys will be sponsoring her efforts. Many are looking forward to this new chapter in the beautiful life of Kendra Holliday, The Beautiful Kind.