Poor Little Sick Girls

Poor Little Sick Girls: A love letter to unacceptable women

Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 02/03/2023
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Poor Little Sick Girls
Chronic illness with a touch of spice..girls
I was contacted by the publishers at Dialogue Books to see if I would be interested in a copy to review. As a disabled woman herself, I was incredibly inte... READ MORE
Anna at Bluewater

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Wellness is oppressive, self-love is a trap, hustling is a health risk and it's all the patriarchy's fault. Poor Little Sick Girls is THE book for femmes who are online and want more from activism and life. Ione Gamble never imagined that entering adulthood would mean being diagnosed with an incurable illness. Watching identity politics become social media fodder from the confines of her sickbed Ione began to pick apart our obsession with self-care, personal branding, productivity and #LivingYourBestLife. Using her experience with disability to cast a fresh gaze on the particularly peculiar cultural moment in which young women find themselves, Poor Little Sick Girls explores the pressures faced - as well as the power of existing as - a chronically ill, overweight, and unacceptable woman in our current era of empowerment. Founder of Polyester zine and a host of The Polyester Podcast, Ione has been named one of fifteen coolest young Londoners by The Evening Standard, and a 2019 New Debutante in Tatler Magazine. If you love Trick Mirror, Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Hood Feminism,you don't want to miss this book.

  • Publisher: Dialogue
  • ISBN: 9780349702421
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 124 x 26 mm

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