Girlhood : essays / Melissa Febos ; with illustrations by Forsyth Harmon.
- ISBN: 9781635572520
- ISBN: 1635572525
- Physical Description: xii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Publisher: St Martins Pr 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.
"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.
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|Subject:||Febos, Melissa > Psychology.
Authors, American > 21st century > Biography.
Women > Psychology.
Girls > Psychology.
Women > Identity.
Women > Social conditions > 21st century.
Girls > Social conditions > 21st century.
Coming of age.