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Epiphany Jordan is a social artist whose mission is to reconfigure human relationships for a better world. For the past five years, she has witnessed firsthand the benefits of nurturing human touch with her business, Karuna Sessions. She has pondered why this aspect of our biology has been ignored in medicine, how lack of touch negatively affects our health and relationships, and what the world might look like if we deliberately shared consensual touch. Somebody Hold Me is the result of those ruminations. Epiphany has been a journalist, a legal assistant, an event planner, a professional tarot reader, a cigarette girl, and a gig economy serf. She found her home when she discovered Burning Man in 1994 while living in San Francisco, and experienced a feeling of belonging for the first time. In the ensuing 25 years, she has dipped into many alternative communities and movements. Epiphany also runs the Blue Star Temple, Karuna Sessions' sister business. She lives in a magic, art-filled cottage in East Austin, and thinks breakfast tacos are one of the finest culinary inventions in our universe.


Somebody Hold Me is the textbook for the touch we need. Jordan clarifies the lines of sexuality, health, and well-being, and shows a path for healthy human touch that might save us from our isolated, screen-dominated future. - John Halcyon Styn, Hug Nation Somebody Hold Me is a smart, practical, and empowering guide for anyone who could benefit from more nurturing touch in their 21st century lives, which, Jordan helped me realize, is pretty much all of us. - Kim Corbin, founder, If you're not getting touched, then this is the book for you. Somebody Hold Me is the how-to manual about touch that the world has been waiting for - without knowing it. Warning! Following these instructions could positively change your health, uplift your attitude, and brighten your world. - Bella LaVey, Fetish Girl: A Memoir of Sex, Domination, and Motherhood Funny, engaging, and down to earth, Somebody Hold Me helps readers defeat touch deprivation with an often-untapped resource: the loving support of friends. - Christine Hoff Kraemer, PhD, author of Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective and editor of Pagan Consent Culture Somebody Hold Me is the first book of its kind. Touch is invaluable, accessible, within reach, and worth seeking! - Janet Trevino, ReTouch Rehabilitative Touch Therapy Somebody Hold Me is a fantastic guide for the single person looking to understand how best to access the kind of touch that feeds the soul without being creepy about it. - Kitty Stryker, Editor of Ask: Building Consent Culture Somebody Hold Me breaks through the shame of loneliness and desire for physical touch and offers a compassionate guide to getting this need met. - Mo Daviau, Every Anxious Wave An honest, clever, enjoyable and amazingly radical book. Read it only if you want to live more fully and enjoy feeling alive way more often. - Dr. James Fadiman, The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

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