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Emily Goodson

Emily Goodson

New York, New York

Emily Goodson is committed to reshaping the discourse surrounding intimacy, especially within the context of disability and sexuality.

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At age 8, Emily experienced a childhood brain injury, resulting in partial paralysis on the left side of her body. After this injury, Emily faced a host of emotional and physical challenges, achieved significant recovery, and emerged empowered to educate others.

Emily's creative work has been featured in the LA Times as well as in several photo gallery exhibits, sponsored by Disability Rights Now and the Bold Beauty Project.

In addition to these endeavors, Emily provides consulting services to help organizations, ranging from start-ups to major production companies, build inclusive workplaces. She has also helped curate and design curriculums for Intimacy Professionals Association.
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If Dating "Disability" hits 500 pre-orders by Wednesday 28 August 2024 5 A.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 6 traditional publishers when the campaign ends. If Dating "Disability" hits 250 pre-orders by Wednesday 28 August 2024 5 A.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 17 hybrid publishers when the campaign ends. If Dating "Disability" hits 500 pre-orders by Wednesday 28 August 2024 5 A.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 31 publishers when the campaign ends.
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Dating "Disability"

Intimacy issues are widespread.

What if being a person with a disability made you more equipped to thrive in intimate relationships, rather than inhibited you?

And what if the skills I've learned from my lifelong physical disability could help all of us have stronger intimate relationships?

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An April 2024 article in Time magazine stated that “Modern dating means learning how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, standing firmly in your beliefs, and navigating the beliefs of others in very politically divided times”. 

As a woman with a physical disability, one of the things I learned early in life was to be comfortable with the uncomfortable - the discomfort that came from living in a world with systems not designed for me, and the discomfort of growing up with people physically staring at me.

When we look at the disabled population and dating specifically, a 2020 study in Denmark found that “participants with a disability (physical, mental, or both) reported significantly lower levels of sexual activity and satisfaction than participants without a disability. “

Significantly lower levels of sexual activity and satisfaction have been my experience in life - primarily due to the shame I experienced around my disability. 

As I moved past the shame I felt around my disability, however, I grew a powerful emotional toolkit that will benefit anyone looking to improve their intimate relationships. 

We know that divorce rates are skyrocketing because what’s needed to be intimate in today’s day and age is radically different than before. We also know that TikTok is filled with videos of people complaining about the dating landscape in the US. 

However, despite the evident problem, very few of us know how to improve our intimacy skills to address the emotional complexity of living.

In Dating “Disability”, I will use my personal stories to change that reality. I will share what I have had to overcome in my life since becoming physically disabled at age 8 and how all of us would be better served in intimate relationships by practicing the emotional intelligence skills I have learned. 

Sales arguments

  • Learning how to emotionally respond to a disability is unexplored in media
  • Author wrote one of the first columns published on dating and disability in the LA Times in 2022
  • Author is an expert on intimacy and disability, having taught and curated several courses on the topic with Intimacy Professionals Association
  • Author's keynote around emotionally responding to a disability has received hundreds of thousands of views and millions of impressions on YouTube
  • Author's portrait and writing was featured in two art exhibits in the US exploring disability, sexuality, and beauty

Similar titles

  • Disability Intimacy: Essays on Love, Care, and Desire, by Alice Wong in 2024
  • Dateable: Swiping Right, Hooking Up, and Settling Down While Chronically Ill and Disabled, by Slice and Cupp in 2024
  • Emotional Intelligence for a Better Life, by Brandon Goleman in 2019


This book is written for anyone, regardless of ability, orientation, or relationship status, who wants to improve intimacy with themselves or others.

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Golden Dragonfly Press

Looking for personal growth, mind & body, poetry, and spirituality. Golden Dragonfly Press is a small publishing house located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Our mission is to publish beautiful, visionary, and transformational work. We look for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry titles with Body, Mind & Spirit themes. The founder is disabled. She was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Systemic Scleroderma.

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  • Sarah Herold
    on July 8, 2024, 1:46 p.m.

    So proud of you, my dear friend!!

    • Emily Goodson
      on July 9, 2024, 12:14 p.m.

      Love you SO much! Thank you for the support - see you soon!!

  • Nathalie Rose
    on July 8, 2024, 3:15 p.m.

    So wonderful and can’t wait to read!

    • Emily Goodson
      on July 9, 2024, 12:15 p.m.

      Thank you for being one of my first pre-orders! I really appreciate you and your family :)

  • Theresa Fesinstine
    on July 9, 2024, 3:05 p.m.


    I am here for this entire journey with you. I am so excited for you as an aspiring author myself I am really going to be watching closely to learn lessons from you, as I have in the past.

    I just seriously can’t wait for your message to get out to the general public and will be supporting you in any way I possibly can

    • Emily Goodson
      on July 9, 2024, 3:26 p.m.

      Yes! We will have big chats about the whole process and I can't wait to share all I'm learning!

  • Andrew Ekelem
    on July 10, 2024, 4:38 a.m.

    Looking forward to reading your prolific positive energy!

    • Emily Goodson
      on July 10, 2024, 10:44 a.m.

      Thank you! I hope you are great and loving Nashville!! I hope we can catch up more soon!

  • Cathrine Winblad
    on July 11, 2024, 9:11 a.m.

    All the best! Being an author is amazing, and I wish it will open doors for you and influence others in the best way possible!

  • Tay Leppik
    on July 16, 2024, 4 p.m.

    Can’t wait to read this! You go girl!!

    • Emily Goodson
      on July 17, 2024, 1:01 p.m.

      Tay!!! SoulCycle fam - love you and thanks for your support!!

  • Tiffany Tate
    on July 17, 2024, 7:58 p.m.

    Congratulations Emily! Can’t wait to read your book. - Tiffany Tate

  • Tiffany Tate
    on July 17, 2024, 7:58 p.m.

    Congratulations Emily! Can’t wait to read your book. - Tiffany Tate

  • debra mason
    on July 17, 2024, 9:50 p.m.

    So so proud of you my friend🥰

    • Emily Goodson
      on July 22, 2024, 12:55 p.m.

      Thank you, as always, for your support for all these years :)

  • Eduardo Capriles
    on July 23, 2024, 2:55 p.m.

    Woohooo can’t wait to read this! Keep inspiring people!