The Myths of Girlhood

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Price
$13.50  $12.42
Publisher
Indie Blue Publishing LLC
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Pages
150
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.32 X 8.5 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781732800014
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About the Author

Christine E. Ray lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A former Managing Editor of Sudden Denouement Publications, she founded Indie Blu(e) Publishing with Kindra M. Austin in September 2018. Ray is author of Composition of a Woman and The Myths of Girlhood. Her writing is also featured in SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like, We Will Not Be Silent, Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, Swear to Me, and All the Lonely People. Read more of her work at https: //braveandrecklessblog.com/.
Kindra M. Austin is an author and co-founder of Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Austin is an advocate for mental health awareness, sexual trauma survivors, and for the LGBTQ community. She writes from the state of Michigan, where she was born and raised. Her debut novel was released in 2017; she has since written and published two other novels, as well as four poetry collections. Other Indie Blu(e) publications include contributions to We Will Not Be Silenced, and SMITTEN; Austin has also written for The Mansfield Pride magazine, an annual periodical out of Ohio. You can find her books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, and at other major online retailers.

Reviews

Ray brings back my love of poetry, she throws it into an empty room and it proliferates, sometimes frighteningly, until it's half way down my throat and I only want more. A once in a life time author will cause you to become obsessive, you'll never truly get enough, and you'll forget your other lovers. That's how I feel upon reading Ray's work and I am certain of one thing, she's only going to keep surprising us, because despite everything, she lives for her art, and it shows, in the sheer force of her will to write it out, and touch us with her fire. She alone can create a cage, set a stage for madness, tattoo a feeling, gut an emotion or twist my psyche with an uncanny awareness of what makes us tick. If we know everything then the only thing left is what we make of the fall out, and Ray is the mistress of revealing what lies beneath us.

-Candice Louisa Daquin, Pinch the Lock

In 'The Myths Of Girlhood', Christine Ray has pulled her voice and her strength from her debut collection, 'Composition of a Woman' and she has pushed the status quo once again, writing hard truths into beautiful lines, she has asked you to make a choice: should you stay and placate society, leave your young girls to fend for themselves, throw them to the wolves or bring them, guilt and strength, wearing the pride of their mothers into this time.

'The Myths Of Girlhood' lays out the lies we have fed to our daughters, the pain we have all had to swallow, and the promises we have yet to fulfill. But with this work Christine Ray is paving the way for us all, showing us how to shed the shame and the vulnerability that we have worn for far too long.

-Nicole Lyons, Blossom and Bone

Through her use of strong, stark imagery we look in the mirror with the poet and face ourselves and all the monsters who maimed, the demons we've survived, and the dragon who longs to burst out of her self-actualized breast to embrace her freedom.

Ray's elegant poetry tells us 3D stories of a real woman's life. We root for our hero as she tears off layers. Grows into herself. Names herself; poet, boss, lover, mother, SURVIVOR and with a small, two-word line as loud as a thunder-clap, "my own."

-Rachael Ikins, Just Two Girls