Rust Belt Femme

byRaechel Anne Jolie

Hardcover | March 20, 2020

Rust Belt Femme by Raechel Anne Jolie
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Raechel Anne Jolie's early life in a working-class Cleveland exurb was full of race cars, Budweiser-drinking men covered in car grease, and the women who loved them. After her father came home from his third-shift job, took the garbage out to the curb and was hit by a drunk driver, her life changed. Raechel and her mother struggled for money: they were evicted, went days without utilities, and took their trauma out on one another. Raechel escaped to the progressive suburbs of Cleveland Heights, leaving the tractors and ranch-style homes home in favor of a city with vintage marquees, music clubs, and people who talked about big ideas. It was the early 90s, full of Nirvana songs and chokers, flannel shirts and cut-off jean shorts, lesbian witches and local coffee shops. Rust Belt Femme is the story of how these twin foundations - rural Ohio poverty and alternative 90s culture - made Raechel into who she is today: a queer femme with PTSD and a deep love of the Midwest.
Raechel Anne Jolie is a writer, educator, and media maker. Raechel received her PhD in Communication Studies with a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her writing has been published in numerous academic journals as well as various popular press sites ( Teen Vogue, Bitch Magazine, In These Times, ...
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Title:Rust Belt FemmeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:150 pages, 7.25 X 5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:150 pages, 7.25 X 5 X 0 inPublished:March 20, 2020Publisher:Belt PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1948742632

ISBN - 13:9781948742634

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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