In a culture where plastic surgery has become nearly as routine as root cannal, we've all but erased the unmodified figure from our imagination. Pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, and you'll few women who haven't been fried, dyed, plucked or tucked. In short, you'll see no body outlaws.
In fresh and incisive essays, the writers in this book reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendord shapes, sizes, colors, and texturs. In doing so, they expand the national dialogue about body image to include race, ethnicit, sexuality and power - issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies. Filled with honesty and humor, this groundbreaking anthology offers stories by women who have chosen to ignore, subvert and redefine the dominant beauty standard in order to feel at home in their bodies.