Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Bulimia

Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Bulimia

by Stephanie Covington Armstrong

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Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Bulimia by Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Stephanie Covington Armstrong does not fit the stereotype of a woman with an eating disorder. She grew up poor and hungry in the inner city. Foster care, sexual abuse, and overwhelming insecurity defined her early years. But the biggest difference is her race: Stephanie is black.
 
In this moving first-person narrative, Armstrong describes her struggle as a black woman with a disorder consistently portrayed as a white woman’s problem. Trying to escape her selfhatred and her food obsession by never slowing down, Stephanie becomes trapped in a downward spiral. Finally, she can no longer deny that she will die if she doesn’t get help, overcome her shame, and conquer her addiction to using food as a weapon against herself.
 
For more information about the book and eating disorders, visit www.notallblackgirls.com
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556527869
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,313,552
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Stephanie Covington Armstrong is a playwright and screenwriter who has written for Essence, Mademoiselle, Sassy, and Venice magazines. Her essay on bulima, "Fear and Loathing," is included in the forthcoming Norton anthology The Black Body. She lives in Los Angeles.

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