My Body Keeps Your Secrets
A widely researched and boldly argued work about reclaiming our bodies from shame from a key intersectional feminist thinker of a new generation.
It occurred to me then that the thing that made me the sickest, the thing that made me suffer most, was the fact that I felt so compelled to hide what had been done to me. Because I believed it was my fault.
From Lucia Osborne-Crowley comes a necessary, elegant and empathetic work exploring the intricacies of abuse, trauma and shame. Through the voices of women, trans and non-binary people around the world, and her own deeply moving testimony, Lucia speaks of vulnerability and acceptance and the reclaiming of ourselves in a world that repeatedly asks us to carry the weight of the shame of the atrocities committed against us.
Widely researched and boldly argued, My Body Keeps Your Secrets reveals the secrets a body keeps-the trauma that can rewrite our biology, our relationship with sex, and how we connect with others-in a daring and immersive literary form, establishing Lucia's credentials as a key intersectional feminist thinker of a new generation.
'Brave, unflinching and infuriating, the stories Lucia has collated are ones that desperately need to be heard' Osman Faruqi, award-winning journalist
'Lucia Osborne-Crowley knows the natural range of the human body is so much greater than we have imagined. She has lived it. This book is a clever catalogue of the ways our bodies endure and the work they do in making sure we do, too. Osborne-Crowley writes with an elegant precision about this most urgent of subjects. Like the human body, this book contains a warning: if we do not attend to its revelations, there may well be pain. Bold, sharp and compassionate, this work announces Osborne-Crowley as a writer with great purpose.' Rick Morton, author of One Hundred Years of Dirt and My Year of Living Vulnerably
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