Kelly chats with author Anita Selzer on her new work of researched relevance to perceptions and misconceptions we bestow on beauty in our culture. Grab your copy here - https://www.shawlinepublishing.com.au/our-titles/non-fiction/display/266-reframing-beauty
Dr Anita Selzer writes non-fiction for adults and children. Her special interests are in women, history, education and gender studies. She has written about female Olympian athletes; basketballers, hockey players, netballers, swimmers and top golfers, girls’ education, governors’ wives in colonial Australia, pastoral pioneers of Como House, her own life in ‘I Am Woman’ and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Prize for ‘I Am Sasha.’
A graduate in gender studies, Anita has a doctorate in education focusing on gender history and education.
Anita shares her own real experience of facial surgery and how that made her feel, considering the cultural value highly accorded to a woman’s beauty in the world.
She considers past and recent ideas about all women’s beauty that have been influential, chronicling how ideals of beauty in terms of hair, makeup and fashion have changed over time; what they are currently and the trending shift towards diversity that we see now.
“An insightful and thoughtful work of perspectives and challenging the social awareness of often misunderstood intentions…I loved this as a book to help all women put balance in their views of themselves and the world around them…liberating…” Lenore, indiebook reviewer