Bad Fat Black Girl: Notes from a Trap Feminist (MP3 CD)

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Bad Fat Black Girl: Notes from a Trap Feminist By Sesali Bowen, Sesali Bowen (Read by) Cover Image
By Sesali Bowen, Sesali Bowen (Read by)
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In Sesali Bowen’s Bad Fat Black Girl, she  doesn’t necessarily invite us, but actually pushes us to the edge and dares us to dive head first into the center of her intersectionality. Throughout the book we become well acquainted with her own self perspective and her relationship with queerness, fatness, blackness, and womanhood. Bowen sets out to reconstruct the lenses of pop culture and hood culture, which often leave fat black girls/women out of focus, by challenging what it means to be a bad bitch.

— Mondeaux


From funny and fearless entertainment journalist Sesali Bowen, Bad Fat Black Girl combines rule-breaking feminist theory, witty and insightful personal memoir, and cutting cultural analysis for an unforgettable, genre-defining debut.

Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Sesali Bowen learned early on how to hustle, stay on her toes, and champion other Black women and femmes as she navigated Blackness, queerness, fatness, friendship, poverty, sex work, and self-love.

Her love of trap music led her to the top of hip-hop journalism, profiling game-changing artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, and Janelle Monae. But despite all the beauty, complexity, and general badassery she saw, Bowen found none of that nuance represented in mainstream feminism. Thus, she coined Trap Feminism, a contemporary framework that interrogates where feminism meets today's hip-hop.

Bad Fat Black Girl offers a new, inclusive feminism for the modern world. Weaving together searing personal essay and cultural commentary, Bowen interrogates sexism, fatphobia, and capitalism all within the context of race and hip-hop. In the process, she continues a Black feminist legacy of unmatched sheer determination and creative resilience.

Bad bitches: this one's for you.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798200743254
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Language: English