For the woman who once hated her big (or not-big-enough) butt or longed for that “good hair,” writer/editors Ayana Byrd and Akiba Solomon have compiled essays by black women, including Jill Scott and Kelis, about the often painful journey a sister has to travel before accepting and celebrating her body. True to its title, Naked (Penguin) offers uncensored insights on skewed body images and the society that created them. It’s an indispensable, empowering read.
In Her Skin
December 7, 2005 • By Tiarra Mukherjee