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From the back cover:
Bad Fat Black Girl combines rule-breaking feminist theory, witty and insightful personal memoir, and cutting cultural analysis for an unforgettable, genre-defining debut.
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Sesali Bowen learned early on how to hustle and stay on her toes as she navigated Blackness, body-shaming, friendships, sex work and more. Through essays, she takes readers on a journey that spans the hood to entertainment journalism, where she ultimately flips the script on how Black women are represented. Determined to celebrate all facets of Black womanhood and using her own life as a case study, Bowen coins and defines the term "trap feminism," a framework that examines where contemporary hip-hop and feminism meet. Bad Fat Black Girl is a quintessential text for the hot-girl era that continues a Black feminist legacy for all.
Sesali Bowen is a writer known for her elevated pop culture correspondence. She is the former senior entertainment editor at Nylon magazine and senior entertainment writer at Refinery29. Bowen is one of the architects who helped launch Unbothered, R29's subbrand for Black women. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and Feministing, and she hosts Purse First, a podcast about female and queer rappers.