Low-Fat Love Stories by Patricia Leavy

By Patricia Leavy

Low-Fat Love Stories is a set of brief tales and visible photos in accordance with interview learn with ladies a few dissatisfying dating with a romantic companion or relative, or their physique photo. The tales specialize in settling in relationships, the distance among fantasies and realities, courting styles, divorce, abuse, youth ache, spirituality, feeling like a fraud, growing older, and day-by-day struggles taking a look within the replicate. as soon as upon a time and fortunately ever after tackle new which means because the women’s tales demonstrate the bottom of fairytales and poisonous pop culture. Written within the first-person with language taken without delay from each one woman’s interview, the tales are uncooked, visceral, and inspirational. As a set, the tales and paintings set you on an emotional rollercoaster and illustrate different varieties “low-fat love” could take, and the search for self worth within the context of pop culture that tells girls they're by no means sufficient. The authors constructed an unique approach to “textual visible snapshots” for this booklet. Low-Fat Love Stories can be utilized in various classes in artwork schooling, gender/women’s stories, pop culture, psychology, relational verbal exchange, sociology and social paintings; or as an exemplar in learn or qualitative tools, narrative inquiry, arts-based study or inventive writing classes; or it may be learn fullyyt for excitement through participants or in e-book clubs.

“An vital addition to the fields of gender and media reviews that's absolute to stimulate self-reflection and energetic discussion.” – Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., writer, feminist activist, and writer of the Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s picture of Women movie series

“Breathtaking! the photographs are wonderful – emotionally compelling – these eyes, the ache, the fragility; the tales are captivating.” – Laurel Richardson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, The Ohio kingdom collage and Cooley ebook Award winner

“A robust publication that demanding situations the representations of ladies that dominate pop culture, delivering replacement narratives and pictures grounded in women’s genuine experiences.” – Sut Jhally, Ph.D., college of Massachusetts at Amherst; Founder & government Director, Media schooling Foundation

“A exceptional version of the limitless percentages for artwork as learn. An inspirational confirmation of lifestyles for all people.” – Shaun McNiff, college Professor, Lesley collage and writer of Art as examine, paintings Heals, and Imagination in Action

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., is an award-winning self sufficient sociologist and writer. Victoria Scotti, Ph.D., is an artwork therapist and artist.

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I’m terrified they’ll find out. I mean, what kind of feminist am I? I feel like a fraud. My whole life seems to be a 38 JANE game of keeping up appearances in every respect. I’m afraid of being unmasked. My father called tonight. His timing is impeccable. He asked how my diet was going. I mean, I told him it’s a new workout routine, not a diet, but he never listens. He only cares about what I look like. He has always commented on my looks. ” I always thought that the talk about “natural beauty” was sort of empowering.

It was exhausting and didn’t leave time for anything other than him, so I didn’t spend a lot of time or effort looking outside the relationship for entertainment, companionship, or comfort. He was my entire world, and my identity was attributed to him. I didn’t exist outside of my job and my 12 Leala relationship. I was happy and didn’t see what a perilous situation I’d put myself in. Only now, looking back, do I realize how much I relied upon him and how much of myself I’d handed over to him. When a relationship is all-consuming, it’s easy to get lost in it—to want to get lost in it.

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