The Resource Unashamed : musings of a fat, black Muslim, Leah Vernon

Unashamed : musings of a fat, black Muslim, Leah Vernon

Label
Unashamed : musings of a fat, black Muslim
Title
Unashamed
Title remainder
musings of a fat, black Muslim
Statement of responsibility
Leah Vernon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to believe and how to act. There wasn't any room for imperfection. Good Muslim girls listened more than they spoke. They didn't have a missing father or a mother with mental illness. They didn't have fat bodies or grow up wishing they could be like the white characters they saw on TV. They didn't have husbands who abused and cheated on them. They certainly didn't have secret abortions. In Unashamed, Vernon takes to task the myth of the perfect Muslim woman with frank dispatches on her love-hate relationship with her hijab and her faith, race, weight, mental illness, domestic violence, sexuality, the millennial world of dating, and the process of finding her voice. She opens up about her tumultuous adolescence living at the poverty line with her fiercely loving but troubled mother, her deadbeat dad, and her siblings, and the violent dissolution of her 10-year marriage. Tired of the constant policing of her clothing in the name of Islam and Western beauty standards, Vernon reflects on her experiences with hustling paycheck to paycheck, body-shaming, and redefining what it means to be a "good" Muslim"
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vernon, Leah
Dewey number
  • 305.48/6970092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.M88
LC item number
V47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vernon, Leah
  • Muslim women
  • African American Muslims
  • Body image in women
  • Feminism
Label
Unashamed : musings of a fat, black Muslim, Leah Vernon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780807012628
Lccn
2019023425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1114284945
  • (OCoLC)1114284945
Label
Unashamed : musings of a fat, black Muslim, Leah Vernon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780807012628
Lccn
2019023425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1114284945
  • (OCoLC)1114284945

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