Girlhood – Melissa Febos


Yn ei llyfr newydd, Girlhood, archwiliwyd Melissa Febos y negeseuon mae menywod yn derbyn gan y gymdeithas ehangach ynglŷn â’i chyrff, asiantaeth a mwy, yn enwedig wrth iddyn nhw oedi.

In her powerful new book, critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them.

When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she’d been told about herself and the habits and defences she’d developed over years of trying to meet others’ expectations. The values she and so many other women had learned in girlhood did not prioritize their personal safety, happiness, or freedom, and she set out to reframe those values and beliefs.


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