Shortlisted for the 2023 Stella Prize

Eloise Grills – Big Beautiful Female Theory

Graphic Memoir · Affirm Press

About the Book


 

Part feminist manifesto, part comic book, big beautiful female theory is a carnivalesque exploration of the ways identity is formed through culture, relationships and the weight of society’s expectations. Without falling into a simple recovery narrative, these essays also resonate with humour, offering a sense of delight and optimism in defiance of difficult circumstances and unfair patriarchal structures.

With breathtaking honesty and fierce wit, Eloise Grills turns her life, her body and her mind into art, confronting what it means to grow up in an increasingly unfathomable world.

 

“Grills transforms writings (impressive in their own right) into visual essayistic feasts for the reader.”

2023 Stella Prize Judges

About the Author


Eloise Grills

Judges’ Report


Further Reading


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