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We believe in the power our shared experiences have to unlock collective wisdom that can support every woman on her transformative journey of self-discovery, healing and inner growth.

We are now accepting contributor submissions. Please read all the information on this page to learn more contributing stories to our platform.

Healing Is The New Sexy is a space where growth-minded women come together to share deep, personal experiences, actionable insights, and resilience testimonies of what they’ve been through and what they’ve learned along their inner journeys. We believe in the power of storytelling in a relatable way to inspire mindset shifts that can ultimately lead to behavior change and life change.

We reach an audience of millennial and Gen Z women motivated to become their highest selves and who are actively seeking guidance tips, tools, resources and techniques to heal, grow, and transform their lives.

We look for uninhibited and vulnerable women to share their authentic voice and unique perspective and experiences. You don’t have to be a professional writer, blogger or expert to write for us.

Your lived experience is what we care about. 

This is a space for real women who are willing to share themselves and their learnings fully and honestly.

Anyone, from any location can submit an original story (not previously published anywhere else, including your own site), with a bio, for inclusion on our blog. 

Submission Guidelines

Contributor submissions are insights and real life experiences of  real women. That might be a personal experience where you found yourself feeling frustrated, angry, or oppressed because of your race or gender. A listicle of things you’ll tell your future daughter someday. How you healed your relationship with food. Something crazy that happened on the last date you went on. What happened when you quit your job to travel the world. Or how you harnessed your sexual power. What you’ve learned by surviving past trauma in your life. Or a story about your ever-evolving relationship with your body. 

The most popular posts on Healing Is The New Sexy all have the following things in common:

  1. They are heart-centered and deeply personal. They don’t give vague ambiguous details of the writer’s experience, but keep it real – drawing the reader in emotionally and paint a relatable real-life experience with all the details that give the reader an honest peek into the writer’s life and perspective and how their views were informed through real experience.
  2. They focus on a key point or a concept they want the reader to understand and should inspire action and encourage a shift in mindset and perspective.
  3. They are informative, educational, relatable and actionable, when applicable. Not all posts need a list of things to do; in fact, some posts are simply thought pieces and provide a perspective to think about. However, if action steps are provided, they should be clearly articulated so that anyone can walk away from the article and be able to implement some aspect of your perspective/guidance into their lives if it makes sense for them.
  4. They have a tone of personal storytelling. Posts should not feel mechanical and robotic. We are a community of real people, with real emotions, navigating real life challenges. The content should feel relatable and like something people will be glad that they found and are excited to read about to learn and expand their perspective.
  5. They feel genuine and authentic, like a warm friend. Write in your voice. This is a safe space where everyone is encouraged to show up fully as themselves.
  6. They are insightful and thought provoking, enabling readers to understand themselves and the world on a deeper level.

Our mission at Healing Is The New Sexy is to help women of color navigate self-discovery and healing more informed and with ease so they can live more consciously, mindfully and soulfully.

When considering what to write about for a post on Healing Is The New Sexy, consider:

  1. Topics that support the mission and goal of Healing Is The New Sexy that are important to you and stem from real-life experience that you want to share with wellness seekers and enthusiasts.
  2. Reflect on your process of personal growth, development and healing and share personal stories that speak to that experience. We want to encourage women to embark on the journey and oftentimes many just don’t know what to expect or where to begin. So helping the community understand the process and what it really looks like from your personal experience supports that goal. Consider your processes and things you did that supported your healing journey. **This is not an exhaustive list, but just an idea to push you to reflect on your own processes of healing that helped you be successful in transforming your life.
    • Self-care routines
    • Inner work practices
    • Coping methods for dealing childhood and other trauma healing
    • Role of spirituality in your journey
    • Changes made to diet and nutrition
    • Fitness journey
    • How you made certain mindset shifts
    • Helpful books and podcasts
    • Journaling practices
    • Staying motivated
    • Achieving personal goals & pursuing passions
    • Relationships and dating changes 
    • Navigating motherhood
    • Tackling fears, stress, or anxiety
    • Money mindset shifts, etc.
    • Career changes
    • Travel & Leisure experiences
  3. A personal experience with intimate details that taught you a lesson or two.
  4. A valuable insight no one else can offer.
  5. The pros and cons about a wellness practice or modality or anything else controversial.
  6. Educating the Healing Is The New Sexy community about a new modality, practice, tool or tip tool that can help.
  7. Topics related to the Healing Is The New Sexy monthly theme.
  • Articles should be 500-800 words (longer, if the subject merits it).
  • Start with a catchy headline. To get organized, consider making an outline for yourself of the key points you plan to talk about (for example 3 key points you plan to make: Discussion Point 1,Discussion Point 2, Discussion Point 3) and of course you would plan for a catchy  introduction and closing paragraph that leaves the reader with something to think about.
  • Limit your introduction — get to the point, but make it engaging.
  • Provide original, personal, and honest work. Original means your post has never before been published anywhere, including your own blog, and does not include any sections taken from a previously published post.
  • Offer insights and practical tips to help readers overcome similar challenges you’ve experienced.
  • Offering advice or tips? Provide an odd number of takeaways (5, 7, 9, 21) takeaways. Or a nice round 10 always works.
  • Anecdotes help provide color and make your article unique.
  • Use simple, direct prose and active verbs.
  • If you pull something from an online source, link to that source, and put quotes around any material taken directly from the source. Paraphrase a resource, be sure to attribute it and link within the text.
  • If you quote someone directly, attribute properly, and mention how this information was conveyed do you. Was it a phone call, an email, a text, social media, etc.? It matters in the editing and fact-checking processes. It never hurts to send screenshots of relevant conversations to your editor, along with any PDFs, links, images, etc. for fact-checking purposes.
  • Every writer needs an editor. We are here for you, but it never hurts to have someone else put a read on your work before submitting it to your editor.
  • Don’t be nervous about your writing. Not everyone is a pro, but if you have great insights from your lived experience, we’ll get you there.
  • Avoid referencing your blog, coaching practice, book, or speaking career in the body of the post. You may work in the personal development or mental health and wellness fields, but your post should be more about your shared humanity and not be used for self-promotion.

There are many great benefits of guest posting on Healing Is The New Sexy.

  • A chance to share your real-life experience and what you have learned to further your own healing and help shift the collective toward a healing lifestyle centered on wholeness and wellness.
  • Your post will receive broad exposure, promoted to our audience and community on our social media channels. 
  • Engagement with our Healing Is The New Sexy community that is highly responsive through comments on the site and the social networking pages, creating a rewarding experience all around.
  • Every post includes a bio with links back to your site. Featuring your writing on Healing Is The New Sexy is an opportunity to help increase traffic and subscribers to your blog.
  • Opportunities to promote and highlight work you may be doing in the wellness space.
  • Advertorial content.
  • Endorsements for your company, product, team, or service — or for a company, product, or service for which you have consulted or been paid to promote. (No commercials for you, your company, your client’s or family/friend/loved one’s company, please! If you wish to publish a sponsored article or other sponsored content, please contact [email protected] for rates and further details.)
  • Overt critiques or attacks.
  • Contributions that rely heavily on math, data, or claims that Healing Is The New Sexy editors cannot research and independently verify.
  • Surveys or data that have not been published publicly elsewhere.
  1. Submit an article for publication in plain text, not HTML in a Microsoft  Word Document here.
  2. Upload a photo of yourself at (so your photo can show next to your bio). **IMPORTANT: You will need to include the email address you linked to your gravatar account with your guest post submission.
  1. If your post feels like a good fit for our blog, you will receive a response within two weeks from the date submitted. If you don’t receive a response, please feel free to try again with a different post.
  2. You may be asked to revise to make your post stronger or clearer, and your proposed title may be changed before the post goes live.
  3. Your post may be edited for clarity, grammar, and overall style. If there are any major changes made, you may be asked to review.
  4. Healing Is The New Sexy Reserves the right to accept or decline use of any post submitted.
  5. All writers who submit a post agree to the Contributor Terms & Conditions.


What system does Healing Is The New Sexy use?

Healing Is The New Sexy publishes using the WordPress (WP) system. You don’t need to know the ins and outs of WordPress to guest post. Your editor will handle most of the backend.

Do I need to provide images?

We appreciate original photography but do not accept copyrighted material. Most of the time we will rely on royalty free images found on sites like Unsplash, Pexels, NappyStock, Shot Stash, etc. If you have an idea about how to illustrate your article, please submit these images with your content. It helps add more context to your article and may help streamline publishing preparation. Feel free to send links from photo sites such as Unsplash, Pexels, NappyStock, Shot Stash etc. as a suggestion.

What happens after I submit my article?

Our editors will review it for content and determine where it fits with our upcoming editorial calendar. Often, we will ask you to make some edits, such as elaborating on aspects of the piece we think readers will find interesting or including more links or research. If we accept your content, we’ll reach out to you within two weeks from the guest post submitted date. If you don’t receive a response within that time frame, please feel free to try again with a different post.

Do you edit my article?

Our editorial team will evaluate all contributed submissions for compliance with guidelines and publishing policies and then edit to fit Healing Is The New Sexy style, which often aligns with our style guide. Healing Is The New Sexy reserves the right to edit or change all article headlines and content, and to fact check any claims with sources at other organizations and companies, to ensure that contributed articles are accurate.

Do you publish content that’s been published elsewhere?

Typically not. Submissions to Healing Is The New Sexy should be written or recorded specifically for publication only on Healing Is The New Sexy. If you have previously published content that seems particularly well suited for the Healing Is The New Sexy audience, we would be happy to review it.

What about publication rights?

All submissions become the property of Healing Is The New Sexy upon publication. Please refer to our Contributor Terms & Conditions for more information.

How do you become a regular Contributor for Healing Is The New Sexy? 

If you would like to become a regular Contributor, let us know your intent, and contribute regularly for at least three columns. From there, we can decide if a regular column is a fit. And we are always on the lookout for new voices and perspectives.

Do you take paid contributions?

We do not take money for contributed stories. Any contributors who are paid by outside parties to insert links should disclose or risk the end of our relationship and their stories and links being removed from our site.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email us at [email protected]

Thank you for being courageous enough to share your light and learnings and for being part of the Healing Is The New Sexy community!

Please be sure you have read all Submission Guidelines prior to submitting. By submitting, you are agreeing to our Contributor Terms & Conditions.