Emily Ratajkowski is an acclaimed model and actress, an engaged political progressive, a formidable entrepreneur, a global social media phenomenon, and now, a writer. Rocketing to world fame at age twenty-one, Ratajkowski sparked both praise and furor with the provocative display of her body as an unapologetic statement of feminist empowerment. The subsequent evolution in her thinking about our culture´s commodification of women is the subject of this book.
My Body is a profoundly personal exploration of feminism, sexuality, and power, of men´s treatment of women and women´s rationalizations for accepting that treatment. These essays chronicle moments from Ratajkowski´s life while investigating the culture´s fetishization of girls and female beauty, its obsession with and contempt for women´s sexuality, the perverse dynamics of the fashion and film industries, and the grey area between consent and abuse.