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The Resource Imperfect : a story of body image, written by Dounya Awada ; art by Miralti Firmansyah ; colors by Fahriza Kamaputra ; lettering by Tyler Smith for Comicraft

Imperfect : a story of body image, written by Dounya Awada ; art by Miralti Firmansyah ; colors by Fahriza Kamaputra ; lettering by Tyler Smith for Comicraft

Label
Imperfect : a story of body image
Title
Imperfect
Title remainder
a story of body image
Statement of responsibility
written by Dounya Awada ; art by Miralti Firmansyah ; colors by Fahriza Kamaputra ; lettering by Tyler Smith for Comicraft
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dounya Awada is a 24-year-old, devout Muslim, happy, healthy, and very much alive. But just a few years before, she nearly starved to death. Her struggle began when she was six years old. Little Dounya wanted nothing less than to be perfect, like her mother. She pushed herself hard every day, excelling in schoolwork and at home. She had to be the cutest, prettiest, smartest girl in the room. The slightest hint of imperfection led to meltdowns and uncontrollable tantrums. Her parents loved her fiercely but were unable to understand what was happening to their little girl. Being perfect all the time was exhausting. In Dounya's culture, food is nearly synonymous with love. Food is nourishment, nourishment is love, love is life. Dounya began to eat to fill the growing need within her. She grew in size, eventually hitting over 200 pounds at just age 15. Food became her only friend. Her peers mocked her. She felt utterly alone. As is the case for someone with dysmorphia, Dounya's obsession with food did a turnabout, and she began rigorous exercising and dieting. But even a substantial weight loss didn't satisfy her. She looked in the mirror and still saw the fat girl she used to be. She began the ugly cycle of bingeing and purging, eventually hitting a low weight of just 73 pounds. Dounya's horrific struggle with eating disorders has led her to advocate for boys and girls facing the same hurdles with which she struggled. She is now studying clinical psychology, and hopes to open an eating and dysmorphia disorder facility in Las Vegas for boys and girls with her disorder. If her story helps just one person to recognize the beauty of their imperfection, then her pain will have been worthwhile. Zuiker Press is proud to publish stories about important current topics for kids and adolescents, written by their peers, that will help them cope with the challenges they face in today's troubled world."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Awada, Dounya
Dewey number
  • 741.5973
  • 306.4/613
  • 616.8520092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC569.5.B64
LC item number
.A93 2019
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Firmansyah, Miralti
  • Kamaputra, Fahriza
  • Smith, Tyler
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Awada, Dounya
  • Awada, Dounya
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Teenage girls
  • Muslims
  • Body image
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-acceptance in adolescence
  • Self-esteem in adolescence
  • Self-reliance in adolescence
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Imperfect : a story of body image, written by Dounya Awada ; art by Miralti Firmansyah ; colors by Fahriza Kamaputra ; lettering by Tyler Smith for Comicraft
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes an excerpt of Colorblind by Jonathan Harris (pages 87-95)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1048432912
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781947378070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048432912
  • i9781947378070
Label
Imperfect : a story of body image, written by Dounya Awada ; art by Miralti Firmansyah ; colors by Fahriza Kamaputra ; lettering by Tyler Smith for Comicraft
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes an excerpt of Colorblind by Jonathan Harris (pages 87-95)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1048432912
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781947378070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048432912
  • i9781947378070

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