Sharp, hilarious, and relatable are three words that best describe Shreya Sen-Handley’s book Memoirs of My Body
Witty, no holds barred, thought provoking, unputdownable — these are just some of the adjectives that can be used to describe Shreya Sen Handley’s Memoirs of My Body.
“On top of boobs that bounce unhelpfully, wombs that immobilize once a month and bums that can’t be squeezed into, well, anything – tight spaces, tight pants – must we also have masses of hair obscuring our vision, tripping us up, yanked out by Baby, and the dickens to maintain?”
What living in Delhi taught me about shady men. Powerful men treat countless women with contempt. With impunity. Without consequences
Memoir: How a woman must be ‘worthy’ of a man for marriage (and what happens when she isn’t)
There are times during the reading of Memoirs of My Body that I felt ashamed of my fellow man. Sen-Handley’s experiences of ingrained racism, sexism and abuse are difficult to read but we are never more than a flick away from her sense of fun and mischief. In using the physical to explain the societal, the writer paints a picture that’s as truthful as it is concerning. I urge you to read it. It might even change you.
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