Poor Little Sick Girls: A love letter to unacceptable women by Ione Gamble
Wellness is oppressive, self love is a trap, hustling is a health risk and it's all the patriarchy's fault. Ione Gamble never imagined that entering adulthood would mean being diagnosed with an incurable illness.
Watching identity politics become social media fodder from the confines of her sickbed Ione began to pick apart our obsession with self-care, personal branding, productivity and #LivingYourBestLife. Using her experience with disability to cast a fresh gaze on the particularly peculiar cultural moment in which young women find themselves, Poor Little Sick Girls explores the pressures faced - as well as the power of existing as an unacceptable woman in our current era of empowerment. Founder of Polyester zine and a host of The Polyester Podcast, Ione has been named one of fifteen coolest young Londoners by The Evening Standard, and a 2019 New Debutante in Tatler Magazine.
If you love Trick Mirror, Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Hood Feminism, you don't want to miss this book.
'Incredible insight with a transgressive, witty, spirit.' COURTNEY LOVE
A breath of fresh air... I want so many people to read this!' TRAVIS ALABANZA
Paperback / 304 pages