Weightless by Evette Dionne audiobook

Weightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Soul

By Evette Dionne
Read by Evette Dionne

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063076365

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212040310

  • ISBN: 9798212040303

  • ISBN: 9798212040327

Runtime: 7.91 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A poignant and ruthlessly honest journey through cultural expectations of size, race, and gender—and toward a brighter future—from National Book Award nominee Evette Dionne

My body has not betrayed me; it has continued rebounding against all odds. It is a body that others map their expectations on, but it has never let me down.

In this insightful, funny, and whip-smart book, acclaimed writer Evette Dionne explores the minefields fat Black woman are forced to navigate in the course of everyday life. From her early experiences of harassment to adolescent self-discovery in internet chatrooms to diagnosis with heart failure at age twenty-nine, Dionne tracks her relationships with friendship, sex, motherhood, agoraphobia, health, pop culture, and self-image.

Along the way, she lifts back the curtain to reveal the subtle, insidious forms of surveillance and control levied at fat women: At the doctor’s office, where any health ailment is treated with a directive to lose weight. On dating sites, where larger bodies are rejected or fetishized. On TV, where fat characters are asexual comedic relief. But Dionne’s unflinching account of our deeply held prejudices is matched by her fierce belief in the power of self-love.

An unmissable portrait of a woman on a journey toward understanding our society and herself, Weightless holds up a mirror to the world we live in and asks us to imagine the future we deserve.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Weightless is a triumphant, unique, and necessary work. Evette’s talent is a gift to the world, which she uses in this book to tackle fatphobia in ways that are brilliantly relatable, passionately intersectional, and unapologetically Black. A must read.” Frederick Joseph, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Evette Dionne

Author Bio: Evette Dionne

Evette Dionne is a Black feminist writer and the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media. Her writings about race, gender, and culture have appeared in Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Bustle, Self, the London Guardian, and the New York Times, among other publications. Before becoming a writer and editor, she taught eighth graders about social justice and tenth graders about world literature. Visit her at www.evettedionne.com.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English