9780807012628-0807012629-Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

ISBN-13: 9780807012628
ISBN-10: 0807012629
Author: Vernon, Leah
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807012628
ISBN-10: 0807012629
Author: Vernon, Leah
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Vernon, Leah wrote Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim comprising 240 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807012629 and 9780807012628. Since then Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.20 or rent at the marketplace.

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A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.

Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to believe and how to act. There wasn’t any room for imperfection. Good Muslim girls listened more than they spoke. They didn’t have a missing father or a mother with mental illness. They didn’t have fat bodies or grow up wishing they could be like the white characters they saw on TV. They didn’t have husbands who abused and cheated on them. They certainly didn’t have secret abortions. In Unashamed, Vernon takes to task the myth of the perfect Muslim woman with frank dispatches on her love-hate relationship with her hijab and her faith, race, weight, mental illness, domestic violence, sexuality, the millennial world of dating, and the process of finding her voice.

She opens up about her tumultuous adolescence living at the poverty line with her fiercely loving but troubled mother, her deadbeat dad, and her siblings, and the violent dissolution of her 10-year marriage. Tired of the constant policing of her clothing in the name of Islam and Western beauty standards, Vernon reflects on her experiences with hustling paycheck to paycheck, body-shaming, and redefining what it means to be a “good” Muslim.

Irreverent, youthful, and funny, Unashamed gives anyone who is marginalized permission to live unapologetic, confident lives.
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