My Body Keeps Your Secrets by Lucia Osborne-Crowley

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It occurred to me 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 all my fault.

Lucia Osborne-Crowley didn't tell a soul when she was raped aged fifteen. Then, eighteen months after she was attacked, her body began to turn on her - and what followed were sudden bouts of searing, unbearable pain that saw her in and out of hospital for the next ten years.

At twenty-five, Lucia for the first time told the truth about her rape. This disclosure triggered an endless series of appointments with doctors, trauma specialists and therapists. Meanwhile, Lucia threw herself into researching the shadowy intricacies of abuse, trauma and shame.

In My Body Keeps Your Secrets, Lucia shares the voices of women and trans and non-binary people around the world, as well as her own deeply moving testimony. She writes of vulnerability, acceptance and the reclaiming of our selves, all in defiance of a world where atrocities are committed and survivors are repeatedly told to carry the weight of that shame.

Widely researched and boldly argued, this book reveals the secrets our bodies bury deep within them, the way trauma can rewrite our biology, and how our complicated relationships with sex affect our connection with others. Crafted in a daring and immersive literary form, My Body Keeps Your Secrets is a necessary, elegant and empathetic work that further establishes Lucia's credentials as a key intersectional feminist thinker for a new generation.

Product Features:

  • A widely researched and boldly argued work about reclaiming our bodies from shame from a key intersectional feminist thinker of a new generation.
  • From the author of I Choose Elena.
  • 'Brave, unflinching and infuriating, the stories Lucia has collated are ones that desperately need to be heard' Osman Faruqi, award-winning journalist.
Article Number:
179364
Author:
Lucia Osborne-Crowley
Brand Name:
Allen & Unwin
ISBN:
9781760878108
Number of Pages:
328
Product Contains:
Paperback
Product Depth:
2.4 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.6 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
31.08.2021
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin
Product details
It occurred to me 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 all my fault.

Lucia Osborne-Crowley didn't tell a soul when she was raped aged fifteen. Then, eighteen months after she was attacked, her body began to turn on her - and what followed were sudden bouts of searing, unbearable pain that saw her in and out of hospital for the next ten years.

At twenty-five, Lucia for the first time told the truth about her rape. This disclosure triggered an endless series of appointments with doctors, trauma specialists and therapists. Meanwhile, Lucia threw herself into researching the shadowy intricacies of abuse, trauma and shame.

In My Body Keeps Your Secrets, Lucia shares the voices of women and trans and non-binary people around the world, as well as her own deeply moving testimony. She writes of vulnerability, acceptance and the reclaiming of our selves, all in defiance of a world where atrocities are committed and survivors are repeatedly told to carry the weight of that shame.

Widely researched and boldly argued, this book reveals the secrets our bodies bury deep within them, the way trauma can rewrite our biology, and how our complicated relationships with sex affect our connection with others. Crafted in a daring and immersive literary form, My Body Keeps Your Secrets is a necessary, elegant and empathetic work that further establishes Lucia's credentials as a key intersectional feminist thinker for a new generation.

Product Features:

  • A widely researched and boldly argued work about reclaiming our bodies from shame from a key intersectional feminist thinker of a new generation.
  • From the author of I Choose Elena.
  • 'Brave, unflinching and infuriating, the stories Lucia has collated are ones that desperately need to be heard' Osman Faruqi, award-winning journalist.
Specification
Article Number:
179364
Author:
Lucia Osborne-Crowley
Brand Name:
Allen & Unwin
ISBN:
9781760878108
Number of Pages:
328
Product Contains:
Paperback
Product Depth:
2.4 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.6 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
31.08.2021
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin