Essay in On Bodies anthology out now

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My essay in On Bodies, the latest anthology from 3 of Cups Press, is out now.

Featuring essays, poetry and prose, the anthology focuses on the relationships people have with their bodies. My essay ‘On Touch: The Desexualisation of Black Women’s Bodies’ focuses on the feeling of disconnection from sexuality and its connection with race and beauty.

You can order the anthology here.

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Pre-order new collection of music essays Under My Thumb

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I wrote an essay for the upcoming book Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them edited by Rhian E. Jones and Eli Davies.

Under My Thumb is a collection of essays by female journalists writing about their favourite songs or artists who have problematic gender politics. The essays look at the contradictions and complex ways women love music.

The book features an my essay about Phil Spector and how his mistreatment of women around him played into his work.

The book is now available to pre-orderUnder My Thumb will be published on 17th October in the US and 19th October in UK.