“Despite our best efforts,” writes Lucia Osborne-Crowley, “the body finds a way to express what the mind cannot.” The author of I Choose Elena returns with My Body Keeps Your Secrets in which she interviews other women and non-binary people from diverse backgrounds about the impacts of their respective traumas on their bodies, interweaving the results with rigorous research and her own story. She explores the weight of shame and the process of reclaiming a whole self in this deeply empathetic and intelligent book.
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Lucia Osborne-Crowley is a journalist, essayist, writer, and legal researcher. Her news reporting has appeared in ABC News, The Guardian, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Women's Agenda. Her long-form writing has appeared in The Lifted Brow and Meanjin. My Body Keeps Your Secrets is her second book.
In over a decade as a feature writer, Smriti Daniel has followed her diverse interests across a number of subjects ranging from the arts to science and health reportage. Smriti was a Falling Walls Science Journalism Fellow (2016), a Gabriel Garcia Márquez Cultural Journalism Fellow (2017) and a two-time winner of the Feature Writer of the Year Award from the Editors Guild of Sri Lanka. Her work has featured in publications including The Guardian, Al Jazeera and The Sunday Times. She is currently an RN Arts Digital Producer with the ABC.