SOLACED, is a book released for
May, 2016 collected and edited with an important forward
by Canadian corsetiere and educator Lucy Williams.
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is is the first of many of her books!
an amazing collection of personal stories of corset
enthusiasts who have experienced positive benefits.
It's available on
The new book will surely strike one significant, if
not the death blow, to the age-old question
known generally, as the "Corset Question" of:
"Don't corsets hurt?"
Anyone who bothers to scan the multitude of
heart-warming and inspiring personal stories of
corset wearers included in Lucy's new book,
will be convinced in general about the efficacy
of corsets. They will be amazed, specifically, to
read the stunning variety of ways corsets have
OF COURSE I'M DELIGHTED WITH STORIES
that demonstrate even more proof of the results of
corset waist training but,
there are not enough of these--stories that discuss
posture improvement, waistline reduction, and
weight loss, three important beneficial results.
I would have liked more factual details
including statistics, and also, pictures.
- to treat severe pain,
- to correct dramatic
medical conditions such as severe scoliosis,
to cure medical conditions from mild IBS to
to disappear disabling anxiety and depression,
to help the transgender person to more fully
realize their dream of feminizing a male figure,
or masculinizing female curves with a binder corset,
- and more!
I missed seeing pictures of the figure changes before
and after corseting, and pictures of more of the
informants, including of the editor/author,
as well. Perhaps more pictures are included in
the Kindle version that I have not yet reviewed?
When I was honored to be asked to edit the manuscript,
I suggested that women readers will particularly relate
to seeing the face of the speakers, including the
Waist training is, of course, a technique that is
realistic and safe for those having common sense,
who move slowly and deliberately in getting used to,
and lacing down, the corset, and who attend not only
to medical advice, but to important messages from
their own bodies and spirits--a technique that addresses
what UCLA Professor Emeritus David Kunzle
calls the scourge of modern society: obesity.
IT'S A WELL-ORGANIZED BOOK AND AN EASY READ:
Overall, Solaced is a well-organized book,
with stories collected by about 20 subject matters.
While the stories seem heavily weighted in the direction of
corsets used to ameliorate medical conditions that might
be obscure to many, such as A reader can select the particular subject of most
interest and read that chapter first. Anyone will find
some story included with which they can relate,
from the trans community, from the senior community,
from a fashion perspective, or from a survivor or
accident victim’s viewpoint. Surprises abound, such
as stories by those wearing corsets who survived
physical knife attacks and other muggings, because
steel boning of their corsets deflected otherwise fatal
I WAS MOST DRAWN TO stories showing how wearing
a corset can comfort in more subtle, spiritual ways.
Corsets can deliver peace and great joy to those of
us, especially women and transwomen or transmen, who
have suffered body dysmorphia at one time or another
or perhaps throughout our lives. As a result, some
fall prey to life-threatening diseases such as anorexia
nervosa or disabling anxiety and depression when we
don’t meet social and sexist standards of how we "should"
look and act, or when our gender and our bodies don’t
match. Those standards and "the norm" damage our
spirits just as much as car accidents or physical
battery damages our bodies. Spiritual damage harms not
only the individual, important enough to be sure, but
it harms society in general because it diminishes our
zest for life, our creativity, our participation in
community, our contribution in the work place, and our
compassion for others.
A MASSIVELY DIFFICULT PROJECT, WELL DONE!
Lucy is to be heartily congratulated for doing the
massively difficult work of publishing her first book.
I know because I am in the middle of a similar venture
into publishing, a new, updated primer on how to waist
train. While I will focus on lessons learned from
personal histories of those who use corsets to maintain
or improve their figure, waistline and even weight,
Lucy's book uses multiple first-person stories of
a wider, richer variety. Those stories permanently
align the writers, as well as Lucy, with the responsible
corset enthusiast community who stresses common sense,
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