Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.6 X 1.1 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780807012628

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About the Author

Leah Vernon is a plus-size Hijabi model, social media influencer, public speaker, and freelance writer. She's been featured by Buzzfeed, Yahoo, CBC, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Seventeen, and the New York Times, and she's worked with brands including Adidas, Lululemon, and Universal Standard. She speaks at universities and organizations across the country on topics of intersectional feminism, race, religion and spirituality, cultural sensitivity, social media, and branding. She grew up in Detroit but currently resides in New York City. Connect with her on Instagram (@Lvernon2000) and on her website (Leahvernon.com).

Reviews

"Vernon's determined advocacy for body positivity as a feminist and mental health issue, and her painful journey to self-acceptance, are moving and powerful, forcing readers to examine their own preconceptions about beauty standards and health."
--Booklist

"This candid memoir will be of interest for those who have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual violence, and who are seeking forceful encouragement toward self-empowerment and self-expression."
--Library Journal

"Vernon's narration reads like an intimate heart-to-heart chat with a friend . . . Irreverent, vulnerable, and unapologetic in every sense."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will head straight to her Instagram if they aren't established fans. Tough topics like mental illness, domestic violence, and abortion are covered unflinchingly, with a frankness that will appeal to older teens."
--School Library Journal

"Deeply powerful in its vulnerability, Unashamed invites us into the pain, beauty, and redemption that have shaped Leah Vernon. We are transformed through the act of witnessing . . . . One of the most generous memoirs I've ever read."
--Virgie Tovar, author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat

"I love the fierce, unflinching honesty and integrity in Unashamed . . . . I laughed and cried and read this book in awe of Leah Vernon's brave, bold, and beautiful voice."
--Randa Abdel-Fattah, author of The Lines We Cross and Does My Head Look Big in This?

"Unashamed is everything Leah Vernon embodies on a daily basis: authenticity, resiliency, and, most of all . . . unquestionable courage . . . . I'm so thankful for Leah: the fantastically powerful force behind this literary triumph."
--Jes Baker, author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and Landwhale