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Queer Body Power

Finding Your Body Positivity
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'A must read' JAMIE WINDUST
'A beautifully honest book' JUNO ROCHE
'A superb and necessary book' BEN PECHEY

As a young, queer, plus-size person, Essie Dennis has spent a lot of time feeling like they weren't enough - not queer enough, not feminine enough, not perfect enough. When they took to social media to share how they felt, they were overwhelmed by how many others felt the same.

I look too masculine to be non-binary
I look too feminine to be a lesbian
Am I too fat for drag?

Inviting you to challenge accepted beauty standards and the concept of 'the perfect body', Essie takes everything they have learned on their journey to self-acceptance and body satisfaction to help guide you towards loving your queer body. From gender, sexuality and reclaiming your body, through to food, politics, social media and fatphobia, this radical book starts a conversation about body image and mental health that queer people are so often left out of.

Fiercely and unapologetically written, and with honest advice and powerful stories from a diverse range of queer people throughout, this is an inspiring and necessary book that will show you that you are enough.
  • Published: Mar 21 2022
  • 214 x 136mm
  • ISBN: 9781787759046
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Press Reviews

  • Juno Roche, author of Queer Sex, Trans Power, and Gender Explorers

    A beautifully honest book packed full of straightforward and practical advice and suggestions for body positivity and queer fabulousness. A wonderfully generous book.
  • Jamie Windust, author, presenter & model

    Essie's work comes from a place of kindness, honesty and strength and this book is no different. A powerful read and an honest portrayal of the depth and breadth of what this community has to offer, it's a must read for anyone wanting to take time to enhance the connection they have between body, mind and identity.
  • Ben Pechey - Writer, Author, Speaker, Presenter, and LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Queer Body Power offers a compassionate and open compendium that allows readers to fully grasp the enormity and complexity of their own bodies in the context of modern systems and structures. Essie Dennis has created a superb and necessary book for all queer people - buy it now kids!
  • NetGalley Reviewer

    I cannot recommend this book enough. Whether you yourself identify as queer, or know someone who does, this book is an absolute gift and a wonderful well of knowledge sure to become an instant sensation!
  • Blue - Disabled & #ActuallyAutistic, queer and trans

    Instagram @readandyread
    Queer Body Power in a nutshell: a must-read non-fiction about queerness and body image issues, which are discussed from a perspective that acknowledges that intersectionality is key.? Books like this one change and save lives. Thank you, Essie, for creating this masterpiece, I'll be forever grateful for it.