OBLONG ONLINE-Hudson Valley YA Society: Kelly Jensen & Friends - "BODY TALK: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy"

Event date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
via Zoom
For Ages 12 and up.

This online event is free. Your purchase of a book helps support the author and our independent bookstore and is greatly appreciated. Shipping or contactless curbside pickup available.

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Kelly JensenBody Talk, edited by Kelly Jensen

Junauda Petrus & Keli GardnerEric Smith

Author and editor Kelly Jensen is building a career based on helping young adults feel more comfortable talking about complicated issues relevant to their lives, subjects that have been difficult for parents to discuss with their children for generations – first tackling feminism in Here We Are, and then mental health in (Don't) Call Me Crazy.

She is now bringing bodies into the conversation with BODY TALK: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy, a collection of thirty-seven writers, models, actors, musicians, and artists who have contributed essays, lists, comics and illustrations about how their particular, unique bodies have helped to inform who they are. The collection is the first of its kind to delve so deeply into the world of bodies, covering topics like body and fat positivity, physical disabilities, eating disorders, sexuality and gender identity, and much more.

Joining Kelly for this event are three contributors to the book:

Junauda Petrus-Nasah - is the author of The Stars and the Blackness Between Them. A pleasure activist, filmmaker, and performance artist born on Dakota land, of Black-Caribbean descent, her work centers around wildness, queerness, Black-diasporic futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, shimmer, and liberation. 

Kati Gardner - author of Brave Enough and Finding Balance. Y ou can find her on Twitter at @AuthorKati, on Instagram at AuthorKatiGardner

Eric Smith - a literary agent and author of The Girl and the Grove and Don’t Read the Comments.


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(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616207816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

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Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616205867
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 24th, 2017

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525555490
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Published: Penguin Books - June 23rd, 2020

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Finding Balance Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781635830521
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flux - September 29th, 2020

Brave Enough Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781635830200
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Published: Flux - August 21st, 2018

Don't Read the Comments Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335016027
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Published: Inkyard Press - January 28th, 2020

The Girl and the Grove Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781635830187
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Published: Flux - May 8th, 2018

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