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Oct 06, 2020 | ISBN 9780807002681

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“Vernon’s determined advocacy for body positivity as a feminist and mental health issue, and her painful journey to self-acceptance, are moving and powerful, forcing readers to examine their own preconceptions about beauty standards and health.”

“Anyone feeling like an outsider, outcast, or underdog will relate to Vernon’s honest rendition of her childhood and teenage years.”

“This candid memoir will be of interest for those who have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual violence, and who are seeking forceful encouragement toward self-empowerment and self-expression.”
Library Journal

“Vernon’s narration reads like an intimate heart-to-heart chat with a friend . . . Irreverent, vulnerable, and unapologetic in every sense.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will head straight to her Instagram if they aren’t established fans. Tough topics like mental illness, domestic violence, and abortion are covered unflinchingly, with a frankness that will appeal to older teens.”
School Library Journal

“Deeply powerful in its vulnerability, Unashamed invites us into the pain, beauty, and redemption that have shaped Leah Vernon. We are transformed through the act of witnessing . . . . One of the most generous memoirs I’ve ever read.”
—Virgie Tovar, author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat

“I love the fierce, unflinching honesty and integrity in Unashamed . . . . I laughed and cried and read this book in awe of Leah Vernon’s brave, bold, and beautiful voice.”
—Randa Abdel-Fattah, author of The Lines We Cross and Does My Head Look Big in This?

Unashamed is everything Leah Vernon embodies on a daily basis: authenticity, resiliency, and, most of all . . . unquestionable courage . . . . I’m so thankful for Leah: the fantastically powerful force behind this literary triumph.”
—Jes Baker, author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and Landwhale

Table Of Contents


Part 1: Good Muslim Girl

1. The Shirt That Swallowed Me Whole
2. Child Support
3. Vernon v. Smiley

Part 2: Jezebel

4. Flushed
5. Mom Ain’t Mom No More
6. Playing House

Part 3. Life, Unfiltered

7. Caged In
8. Covering
9. That Time We Went to Guatemala

Part 4: Busting Out

10. Rebel with a Hijab
11. Sex Object
12. Perfectly Imperfect

Part 5: Unapologetically Me

13. To Wear or Not to Wear
14. Life in the Day of a Fat Model
15. Muslim Girl Dance


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