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All of Me
All of Me

All of Me

Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body


240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9781629637051

Rights: WOR X CA, UK & EUR

PM Press (Sep 2019)


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A diverse range of women's voices, cis and trans, explore what it's like living in a woman's body today

With women's anger, empowerment, and the critical importance of intersectional feminism taking center stage in much of the dialogue happening in feminist spaces right now, an anthology like this has never been more important. The voices in this collection offer perspectives and experiences that help women find common ground. Through personal essays and interviews about what it is like to live as a woman (cis or trans) All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body includes vulnerable, painful truths and bold inspiration. This anthology covers topics of social and economic justice, creativity, racism, transgender perspectives, sexuality, sex work, addiction and recovery, reproductive rights, assault, relationship dynamics, families, radical self-care, witchcraft, and more. Contributors include Silvia Federici, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Ariel Gore, Laurie Penny, Lidia Yuknavitch, Christine No, Kandis Williams, Vatan Doost, Deya, Phoenix LeFae, Anna Silastre, Michel Wing, Bethany Ridendour, Lorelle Saxena, Airial Clark, Patty Stonefish, Nayomi Munaweera, Melissa Madera, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Leilani Clark, Ariel Erskine, Wendy-O Matik, Kara Vernor, Starhawk, adrienne maree brown, Gerri Ravyn Stanfield, Sanam Mahloudji, Melissa Chadburn, Avery Erickson, and Milla Prince.  


"All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body is not your typical feminist anthology, mostly because it busts open binaries, gender and otherwise, in brave and fierce ways. I have been thinking about the importance of feminism with regards to intimacy—in relation to ourselves, to our stories, to our work, to each other, and to the planet. This wide-ranging collection of stories and interviews is deeply intimate in all of these ways. All of Me brings you on a journey through people's lives, connecting you to each story, whether the writers and storytellers are sharing personal narratives or ideas, they tell them in intimate, courageous, and beautiful ways. Bravo to Dani Burlison for creating the space for all these diverse and inclusive stories to be shared. By the way, reading this book will crack you open towards feeling more compassion and love. Read it. Read it out loud. Buy it for everyone you know. And then read it again." —carla bergman, coauthor, Joyful Militancy: Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times "Visceral, raw, and personal, All of Me is the barbaric yawp of womanhood unrestrained. Ranging from the confessional to the call to action, this collection of deeply personal writings tears back the veil of womanhood to show the glorious and gritty guts of it all. Unfiltered, unadulterated, open; witness the wounds and the wisdom of what it means to be a woman today." —Lasara Firefox Allen, author of Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality "These stories of resilience center the voices and experiences often overlooked and unheard. All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body is just what is needed to balance the torrents of racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and violence filling our everyday newsfeeds." —Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women

"Editor and essayist Burlison has an admirable portfolio of writing and activism for and about women, and has amassed an impressive list of contributors from all different walks of life and experience for this collection. From award-winning writers like Melissa Chadburn, Leilani Clark, Ariel Gore, and Laurie Penny, to contributors like an undocumented student, and a queer, cis sex worker, this book represents women both well-known and not. Composed of interviews and personal essays, Burlison's book has something for every woman to identify with and feel empowered by. In Fear, Safety, and the Realities of an Undocumented Student in a Border State, Burlison interviews a university student about her experience being undocumented in America. Auntie Starhawk's Sex Advice for Troubled Times shares advice for having a shameless, positive, consensual sex life. In Coming out as Trans in a Small Hometown, artist Ariel Erskine talks to Burlison about her life as a trans woman. This is an excellent choice for readers seeking a nuanced view of women's struggles today, and an interesting option for book groups." —Erin Renee Wahl, Booklist

Author Biography

Dani Burlison (she/her) is the author of Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories, a collection of essays first published on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and in the Lady Parts zines. She has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review, and a contributor at Chicago Tribune, KQED Arts, The Rumpus, Ms., Wired, Vice, and more.