Lucia Osborne-Crowley and Catherine Simpson - One Body, My Body
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- 14th May 2022
- Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Two women writing frank and moving memoirs surrounding the body.
In My Body Keeps Your Secrets, Lucia Osborne-Crowley, author of the acclaimed Mood Indigo essay I Choose Elena, writes about the secrets a body keeps, from gender identity, puberty, and menstruation to sexual pleasure; to pregnancy or its absence; and to darker secrets of abuse, invasion, or violation. Through the voices of women, trans and non-binary people around the world, and her own deeply moving testimony, she tells the story of the young person’s body in a daring and immersive literary form that the author describes as a “non-fiction novel”. Osborne-Crowley establishes her credentials as a key intersectional feminist thinker of a new generation with this widely researched and boldly argued work about reclaiming our bodies from shame.
In One Body, a searing, frank, and funny memoir by the author of When I Had a Little Sister, a crisis causes Catherine Simpson to reflect―and to see how her body tells the story of her life. By the time she reached her fifties, Catherine had experienced period pain, childbirth, and early menopause, alongside love and laughter, a career in journalism, and raising two daughters. Like many of her peers, along the way she'd dieted, jogged, sweated, tanned, permed, and plucked―always attempting to conform to prevailing standards of "acceptable womanhood." But when a medical crisis comes along, she can no longer pummel her body into submission and is forced to take stock.
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