Download and read online My Body Is Yours in PDF and EPUB A memoir about fathers and sons, breaking out of gender norms, and reconciling with a dangerous childhood. Michael V. Smith is a multihyphenate force of nature: a novelist, poet, improv comic, filmmaker, drag queen, performance artist, and occasional clown. In this, his first work of nonfiction, Michael traces his early years as an inadequate male―a fey kid growing up in a small town amid a blue-collar family; a sissy; an insecure teenager desperate to disappear; and an obsessive writer-performer, drawn to compulsions of alcohol, sex, reading, spending, work, and art as a means to cope and heal. As an artist whose work focuses on our preconceived notions about the body, Michael questions the very notion of what it means to be human. He also asks: How can we know what a man is? How might understanding gender as metaphor be a tool for a deeper understanding of identity? In coming to terms with his past "failures" at masculinity, and with an aging father he is only beginning to come to know, Michael offers a new way of thinking about breaking out of gender norms, and reconciling with a dangerous childhood.
Download and read online My Body Not Yours in PDF and EPUB An informative tool for young and old which includes preventatives and "to-dos" about inappropriate touching.
Download and read online Your Body Belongs to You in PDF and EPUB Introduces young children to the concept of sexual abuse and how they should deal with unwanted touching by others.
Download and read online The Embodied Subject in PDF and EPUB This volume addresses the topic of embodiment in psychoanalysis from both theoretical and clinical points of view. Freud's development of a psychoanalytic theory and treatment originated from his consideration of neurology, aphasia, and the great range of embodied signs constituting the hysterical neuroses. Symptoms and signs, Freud noted in 1895, 'join in the conversation' by taking bodily form. The body and the mind form a nexus, which is the proper area of study for psychoanalysis. Because this is a vast field of inquiry, a pluralistic perspective is taken by this collection of papers, ranging from philosophic and semiotic understandings of the body, to Freudian, Lacanian, feminist, and object relations hypotheses. Clinical phsnomena such as self-mutilation, fantasy about the body and its representations and meanings, enactment, sexuality, and psychotic fragmentation are addressed in an attempt to extend our understanding of the psychoanalytic traditions that have evolved in relation to Freud's discoveries. This volume includes representative work from established psychoanalysts (Kalinich, Modell), psychoanalysts with sophisticated philosophical grounding (Frie, Simpson), and clinicians working with severely disturbed patients (Elmendorf, Plakun, Tillman, Fromm).
Download and read online The Bowflex Body Plan in PDF and EPUB Explains how to use the popular home workout machine to create a lean, muscular body, using a bow-and-arrow principle of flexes, extensions, and strength exercises to create three complete programs--for out-of-shape athletes, women who need to target their hips and thighs, and individuals who want to work on their abdominal muscles. 30,000 first printing.
Download and read online T D Jakes Devotional Journal in PDF and EPUB From T.D. Jakes comes a daily devotional and journal featuring the best of his writings from his first three books. The popular journaling format brings spiritual truths to life as readers interact with thought-provoking wisdom.
Download and read online 365 Pocket Evening Prayers in PDF and EPUB Daily life brings worries—about tasks undone, strained relationships, health problems, financial difficulties, and other things that consume your thoughts. 365 Pocket Evening Prayers will help you relax and rest in God, trusting that he will provide for you now and tomorrow. Following in the footsteps of the popular 365 Pocket Prayers that has touched so many lives, here is an edition just for evening prayer time. There’s a topical index in the back of the book, so whether you need to pray about conflict, financial matters, health and healing, your family, or a recent disappointment you’ve experienced, 365 Pocket Evening Prayers helps you open your heart to the one who listens. Each reading in this convenient, easy-to-carry, quick-access guide begins with a daily prayer and ends with a promise from Scripture.
Download and read online Only Ever Yours in PDF and EPUB 'Utterly magnificent . . . gripping, accomplished and dark' Marian Keyes WINNER: Newcomer of the Year at the IBAs WINNER: Bookseller YA Prize WINNER: CBI Eilis Dillon Award Buzzfeed's Best Books Written by Women in 2014 The bestselling novel about beauty, body image and betrayal eves are designed, not made. The School trains them to be pretty The School trains them to be good. The School trains them to Always be Willing. All their lives, the eves have been waiting. Now, they are ready for the outside world. companion . . . concubine . . . or chastity Only the best will be chosen. And only the Men decide.
Download and read online Splinterbone in PDF and EPUB SPLINTERBONE This is what my mother left me when she died, Only I would uncover so much more about The Woman she was, the Woman I am and The Woman I can be. Walk with me on a journey through Pain, Despair, Hope redefined, and Discover for yourself what lies at the Core Of Being Real
Download and read online Eros in PDF and EPUB Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves is a poignant memoir that explores the evolution of erotic love through the international and transcultural journeys of an extraordinary woman. This captivating book chronicles the life of polyamorous advocate and postmodern nomad Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, whose skillful prose takes readers along the bold twists and turns of her life, and her irreverent critiques of society, education, and sexuality. In Eros, Anderlini-D'Onofrio describes her formative years in the politically charged Italy of the 1960s and 1970 as well as her development as an independent woman and single mother in America. From her educational beginnings to her love of nudity and freedom from bodily inhibitions, the author reveals her innermost thoughts and shares the wisdom life has blessed her with. She candidly narrates both her journey over the treacherous path from graduate student to educator in California, and from a straight and monogamous young adulthood to an alternative and fulfilling lifestyle. An extraordinary read for those who want to expand their horizons, Eros is an engaging and honest testimony of a passage into unconventional realms of growth, self-discovery, the erotic, and the many possibilities for love. Follow the emergence of this exceptional woman who's made a career of defying convention for the sake of integrity--a woman well worth getting to know!
Download and read online Your Dieting Daughter in PDF and EPUB Your Dieting Daughter is a must read for anyone wanting to help contribute to a young woman’s development of a healthy self and body esteem, whether she is 13 or 30. Costin has updated the first edition of this book to reflect her 15 additional years of expertise on dealing with the tricky issues of body image, food, and weight in a culture that places an unhealthy emphasis on being thin. From aiding a young girl to lose weight for health reasons; to encouraging a young woman to accept her natural body size; to helping detect, prevent, and understand eating disorders, this second edition is full of practical and invaluable information. Chapters guide parents in the Do’s and Don’ts that will help a daughter to accept, respect, and care for her body. Readers will learn the importance of setting a good example and the critical need to take the focus from numbers and measurements - such as scale weight, clothing size, miles run, or sit-ups accomplished - to important goals like health, body acceptance, and finding physical activity to enjoy. Whether you are interested in being a good role model for you daughter, helping girls and women who are currently suffering from an eating disorder or body image issues, or raising the next generation of girls to value the size of their heart over their body size, this is a book not to be missed.
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Download and read online Women Work and Computerization in PDF and EPUB This volume considers the submissions to the 6th International IFIP-TC 9/WG 9.1 Conference on Women, Work and Computerization WWC 97. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and users in the field of information technology. In this book the authors discuss how different areas of society are being transformed by computer technology, but with particular emphasis on changes in women's work and life and how these have come about. Such transformations include the transitions from women's traditional work to work based on modern technology; from communicating within personal communities to communicating within virtual communities; from traditional job gendering to new perspectives on "who does what".
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