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Virtual Author Panel: BODY TALK edited by Kelly Jensen with contributors Alice Wong & Rachael Lippincott

Join us for a virtual author panel celebrating the release of Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy.

This event will be streamed on Women & Children First's Facebook page.  ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

It’s time to bare it all about bodies!
We all experience the world in a body, but we don’t usually take the time to explore what it really means to have and live within one. Just as every person has a unique personality, every person has a unique body, and every body tells its own story.
In Body Talk, thirty-seven writers, models, actors, musicians, and artists share essays, lists, comics, and illustrations—about everything from size and shape to scoliosis, from eating disorders to cancer, from sexuality and gender identity to the use of makeup as armor. Together, they contribute a broad variety of perspectives on what it’s like to live in their particular bodies—and how their bodies have helped to inform who they are and how they move through the world.

Kelly Jensen is an Illinois based former librarian and current editor at Book Riot and her own popular book blog, Stacked. She's the editor of two highly-acclaimed YA anthologies, Here We Are: Feminism For The Real World and (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health. Her writing has been featured in Bust Magazine, Fortune, Bustle, and more. When not working with words, she teaches yoga, hangs out with a motley crew of pets, and enjoys all of the black licorice no one else wants. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen and her website kellybjensen.com.

Rachael Lippincott is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Alice Wong is a disabled activist, podcaster, and consultant based in San Francisco. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. Alice is also the editor of Disability Visibility, an anthology of essays by disabled people. You can find her on Twitter: @SFdirewolf.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209674
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 18th, 2020