Welcome to Self Love Confidential

Hi. I’m Melody Godfred, a poet, author and speaker devoted to empowering people to love themselves and transform their lives. I’m also known as the Self Love Philosopher. In addition to being the author of Self Love Poetry: for Thinkers & Feelers, The ABCs of Self Love, and The Shift: Poetry for a New Perspective, I’m the founder of self love movement Fred and Far, and creator of the Self Love Pinky Ring. When I’m not writing, I’m hanging out with my three kids (Stella, Violet and Teddy) or trying to figure out ways to feel more alive in every moment. 

How did I discover self love, and why did I start this newsletter?

The answer to these two questions is one and the same: I followed my intuition and honored my authentic self.

Beyond behind an entrepreneur, wife, mother, friend, recovering perfectionist, attorney, speaker, musician or any other label I’ve affixed to myself over the years, I am a writer. I published my first poem when I was 11, and here I am thirty years later writing poetry yet again. This newsletter was born of my commitment to exploring and sharing self love over the last eight years. When I first discovered it in 2015, the concept was novel. Thankfully now, it is ubiquitous. But the questions still remain: how do you love yourself? That’s what this newsletter is devoted to exploring. 

In addition to sharing my own journey and work, what I’ve loved most about this chapter of my life as the Self Love Philosopher is creating spaces for others to embrace and share their self love journeys. This newsletter will be as much about your journey as it is mine. When you become a paid subscriber, you’ll access a community that is devoted to self love and sisterhood. All are welcome here. 

When you become a paid subscriber here is what you’ll get:

Poetry Oracle of the Week: A poem (or pair of poems) to set the tone for your week as well as the inspiration behind the poems and how to apply them in your life. Here, you’ll be the first to experience new poems as I write them, in addition to getting the best of my poetry from my books Self Love Poetry and The Shift.

Melody’s Weekly Confession: A weekly newsletter where I share vulnerable reflections through the lens of self love. As a mom of three, wife, friend, poet and human, expect these confessions to cover the full spectrum, and hopefully inspire you to discover and share more about your authentic self as well.

ABCs of Self Love Interview Series: Each month I’ll dive deep into a letter from my book The ABCs of Self Love (starting with Authenticity in May, my birthday month). I’ll interview a thought leader, share resources and recommendations and give you tools for bringing your self love to life through concrete actions.

Thank you for making my commitment to sharing self love with the world possible through your monthly ($6) or annual ($60) subscription. If you want to take your support to the next level, please consider becoming a Founding Member of Self Love Confidential ($180). You’ll receive a signed copy of The ABCs of Self Love, access to a private Founding Member Q&A with me, and my endless and eternal gratitude.

By becoming a paid subscriber or founding member, you’re making it possible for me to continue writing and exploring and sharing self love with the world. I’ve always said self love and sisterhood will save the planet… but this mantra feels more urgent than ever. I can’t wait to see what we create together here.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Confessions from a poet about living a life of self love. Enjoy vulnerable reflections, poetry to inspire the week ahead, and more. Want to learn how to honor and love your authentic self? You're in the right place.


The Self Love Philosopher. Poet | Author | Speaker | Mama Author of Self Love Poetry: For Thinkers & Feelers, The Shift, and The ABCs of Self Love. Let’s love ourselves, together. 💕