It's Always Been Ours: Rewriting the Story of Black Women's Bodies (Compact Disc)

It's Always Been Ours: Rewriting the Story of Black Women's Bodies By Jessica Wilson, Jessica Wilson (Read by) Cover Image
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"There simply is no better literary voice for this moment in history than Jessica Wilson."-- Sonya Renee Taylor, New York Times bestselling author, The Body is Not an Apology "This is going to be such a necessary book. We don't get written about and our issues with food and our challenges with our bodies never get the attention that they deserve."-- Roxanne Gay, New York Times bestselling author, Bad Feminist and Hunger

In It's Always Been Ours, eating disorder specialist and storyteller Jessica Wilson challenges us to rethink the politics of body liberation by centering the bodies of Black women in our cultural discussions of self-image, food, health, and wellness. Interrogating a status quo that perpetuates white supremacist ideas about who Black women are, how they live in their bodies, and what Black health means, she creates a context for understanding how whiteness and capitalism have shaped the ways we view and treat our bodies, and how even well-intentioned solutions to this problem continue to center thin white women. With an incisive blend of historical documents, the work of popular authors, and the narratives of clients, friends, and celebrities, Wilson examines the ways that ideas about respectability and restriction have harmed Black women. With wit and levity, she challenges what it means to have the "right" body, and helps all women understand that a radical reimagining of body narratives is a prerequisite for vibrant wellbeing. It's Always Been Ours is a love letter that encourages Black women to find joy in their bodies and their identities.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781668629864
ISBN-10: 1668629860
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Language: English