I wrote PEDAL with paradoxical intentions: that no one ever read it (ever!), and that everyone read it in order to open up discourses around abuse and trauma. I had the pure and noble intention of destigmatizing sexual abuse conversations because I thought it could promote healing for people who’ve experienced it. And empathy for others. And maybe some research. Also, I just wanted to try to write a book that was funny and also had pedophiles in it, like life does. Now PEDAL’s launch approaches, activating all sorts of fears in my body. I want to run away and hide! What was I thinking, writing a book about this shit? Oh well. What’s done is done. Join these three intelligent women and me as we look at stuff that is, for whatever reason, hard to look at. We will have fun doing it. There will be laughs.