Join Nation Books author Abby Norman at Astoria Bookshop in Queens on Friday, March 16th for a discussion of her book, Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain. Norman will be joined by Michele Lent Hirsch, who will be discussing her book Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine.
In Ask Me About My Uterus, Norman describes what it was like to have her pain dismissed, to be told it was all in her head, only to be taken seriously when she was accompanied by a boyfriend who confirmed that her sexual performance was, indeed, compromised. Putting her own trials into a broader historical, sociocultural, and political context, Norman shows that women's bodies have long been the battleground of a never-ending war for power, control, medical knowledge, and truth. It's time to refute the belief that being a woman is a preexisting condition.
Abby Norman is a science writer, a senior science editor at Futurism, and host of a daily podcast on Anchor.fm. Her work has been featured in The Rumpus, The Independent, Paste Magazine, Medium, Atlas Obscura, Seventeen, Quartz, Cosmopolitan, and Lady Science/The New Inquiry. She lives in Camden, Maine.
Michele Lent Hirsch is a writer and editor whose work has appeared online in the Atlantic, the Guardian, and Smithsonian magazine, as well as in print in Psychology Today, Natural Health, and the Bellevue Literary Review. A native New Yorker, she lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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|Start:||March 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM|
|End:||March 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM|
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11106