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    In this penetrating and fearless memoir, author Roxane Gay discusses her battle with body acceptance and PTSD stemming from her rape at age twelve by a group of boys. After ...

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    Obesity and Childhood Trauma

    In Hunger, Roxane Gay associates her ongoing struggle with obesity to the rape she endured at age twelve. Psychological studies indicate that she is not alone. Dr. Vincent Felitti of the Kaiser Permanente Department of Preventative Health in San ... Beyond the Book
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    The Black Witch
    by Laurie Forest

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    In The Black Witch, Laurie Forest introduces her readers to an immersive fantasy world where protagonist, Ren, is forced out of her sheltered life and into the far more ...

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    Sometimes Fantasy is More Real Than Nonfiction

    Ask me with a gun to my head if I believe in them, all the gods and myths that I write about, and I'd have to say no. Not literally. Not in the daylight, nor in well-lit places, with people about. But I believe in the stories we can tell ... Beyond the Book
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    See What I Have Done
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    Domestic Workers in the US

    Bridget, the Borden family's Irish maid in See What I Have Done, is a young woman who came to the United States with visions of making a decent living and maybe one day getting married. Sadly, young immigrant women with limited skills and ... Beyond the Book
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    I Was Told to Come Alone
    by Souad Mekhennet

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    As a teenager, German writer Souad Mekhennet saw the movie All the President's Men, an American film starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford as journalists who exposed...

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    A Few Outstanding Women War Correspondents

    Souad Mekhennet is one of many women journalists who have entered dangerous situations to try to inform the world about conditions in a war zone. A few of the most influential and best-known, now deceased, are listed below. Kathleen 'Kit' Coleman... Beyond the Book

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