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From influencers promoting the latest wellness fad to the ‘messy heroine’ trope of recent hit TV shows, the concept of authenticity has never been more widely preached, obsessed over and marketed writes Lisa Goodrum in her review of Emily Bootle’s persuasive new book, This Is Not Who I Am.
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Heavy with heartache and loss, Lisa Goodrum turned to the haunting photography of Francesca Woodman to make sense of the pain and the blurry, achromatic period that was the summer of 2019. Here, in hauntingly beautiful prose, she tells her story.
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Natasha Brown’s powerful, deftly written debut explodes neoliberal myths of meritocratic success and reveals the stark reality faced by young Black women when attempting to make it to the top.
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