In this disarming and candid memoir, cultural critic Clarkisha Kent unpacks the kind of compounded problems you face when you're a fat, Black, queer woman in a society obsessed with heteronormativity.
There was no easy way for Kent to navigate personal discovery and self-love. As a dark-skinned, second-generation American facing a myriad of mental health issues and intergenerational trauma, at times Kent's body felt like a cosmic punishment. In the face of body dysmorphia, homophobia, anti-Blackness, and respectability politics, the pursuit of "high self-esteem" seemed oxymoronic.
Clarkisha Kent is a Nigerian American writer and critic. Her writing has been featured in outlets like Entertainment Weekly, Essence, The Root, BET, Paper, HuffPost, MTV News, Refinery29, and more. She is also the creator of #TheKentTest, a media litmus test designed to evaluate the quality of representation that exists for Black women and other women of color in film and other media.
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- Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY (March 7, 2023)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 264 pages
- ISBN-10: 195217774X
- ISBN-13: 9781952177743
- Item Weight: 1 pounds