In her first full-length book, Lucia Osborne-Crowley, author of the acclaimed Mood Indigo essay I Choose Elena, writes about the secrets a woman’s body keeps, from puberty to menstruation to sexual pleasure; to pregnancy or its absence; and to darker secrets of abuse, invasion or violation. Through the voices of women around the world and her own deeply moving testimony, My Body Keeps Your Secrets tells the story of the young woman’s body in 2021. Moving from girlhood and adolescence to young womanhood, Osborne-Crowley establishes her credentials as a key feminist thinker of a new generation with this widely researched and boldly argued work about reclaiming our bodies in the age of social media.
About the Author
Lucia Osborne-Crowley has worked as a journalist since 2014, starting at a local Sydney newspaper, and has since worked as a staff reporter for Women’s Agenda and the Wall Street Journal. She is currently working for Law360 as a legal affairs correspondent from London. In addition, Lucia works as a freelance writer and reporter for ABC News, the Huffington Post, GQ Australia, The Saturday Paper, and The Sunday Times.
Lucia has also worked in law, as a paralegal in the class actions department at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, a research assistant to the Dean of the UNSW Law School, and a judge’s associate in London. Her legal research work has focused on constitutional law, international law, and human rights.
Lucia currently lives in London with her cat Glen.
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