On August 25th, 2013, Sarah Gerard walked topless through New York City. Gerard's new chapbook, Things I Told My Mother (Von Zos) tells the story of that walk, combining reportage, philosophy, and biography, to examine how, consciously or not, we interact with a woman’s self-representation in all aspects of society. Starting with a small group of women in Times Square, surrounded by hundreds of photographers, and ending alone and semi-naked in Central Park, this book is a manifesto of the action followed by a personal essay that interweaves contemporary thought about the female body under patriarchy from writers including Chris Kraus, Florence Williams, and Carol J. Adams. Photographs by the filmmaker David Formentin.
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