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Girlhood : essays
Bloomsbury Publishing, New York : 2021.

  • 1 of 2 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Grimsby Public Library System
  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Grimsby 814.6 Feb Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
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"When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she'd been told about herself and the habits and defenses she'd developed over years of trying to meet others' expectations ... Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, Febos charts how she and others like her have reimagined relationships and made room for the anger, grief, power, and pleasure women have long been taught to deny"--Publisher marketing.
In her powerful new book, critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them. When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she'd been told about herself and the habits and defenses she'd developed over years of trying to meet others' expectations. The values she and so many other women had learned in girlhood did not prioritize their personal safety, happiness, or freedom, and she set out to reframe those values and beliefs.
Details

  • ISBN: 9781635572520
  • Physical Description: xii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references.
  • Formatted Contents Note:
    Scarification -- Kettle holes -- The mirror test -- Wild America -- Intrusions -- Thesmophoria -- Thank you for taking care of yourself -- Les calanques.

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