vii, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction / Lilly Dancyger -- Lungs full of burning / Leslie Jamison -- The one emotion black women are free to explore / Monet Patrice Thomas -- My body is a sickness called anger / Lisa Marie Basile -- Rebel girl / Melissa Febos -- Why we cry when we're angry / Marissa Korbel -- On transfeminine anger / Samantha Riedel -- Unbought and unbossed / Evette Dionne -- Guilty / Erin Khar -- Hangry women / Rowan Hisayo Buchanan -- Enojada / Rios de la Luz -- A girl, dancing / Nina St. Pierre -- My name and my voice / Reema Zaman -- Inherited anger / Marisa Siegel -- On the back burner / Dani Boss -- "Basic Math" / Meredith Talusan -- The color of being Muslim / Shaheen Pasha -- Homegrown anger / Lisa Factora-Borchers -- Crimes against the soul / Sheryl Ring -- For women who grew up on eggshells / Minda Honey -- No more room for fear / Megan Stielstra -- Going to war with myself / Keah Brown -- So now what? / Anna Fitzpatrick.
"Women are furious, and we're not keeping it to ourselves any longer. We're expected to be composed and compliant, but in a world that would strip us of our rights, disparage our contributions, and deny us a seat at the table of authority, we're no longer willing to quietly seethe behind tight smiles. We're ready to burn it all down. In this ferocious collection of essays, twenty-two writers explore how anger has shaped their lives: author of the New York Times bestseller The Empathy Exams Leslie Jamison confesses that she used to insist she wasn't angry-until she learned that she was; Melissa Febos, author of the Lambda Literary Award--winning memoir Abandon Me, writes about how she discovered that anger can be an instrument of power; editor-in-chief of Bitch Media Evette Dionne dismantles the "angry Black woman" stereotype; and more. Broad-ranging and cathartic, Burn It Down is essential reading for any woman who has scorched with rage-and is ready to claim her right to express it." -- Jacket.
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