Book review: My Body


Sophia Nacu

“My Body” by Emily Ratajkowski is my favorite book. To keep this simple, this book is a series of essays regarding the complexity of womanhood—the ins and outs of what it means to have a body that is seemingly more important than who you are. 

Ratajkowski recalls experiences that are unique to her and experiences that most, if not all women, face in their lifetimes. Whether that be being dubbed “the most beautiful girl in the world” or getting harassed whilst working, Ratajkowski does not hold back. She gives way to relatability and togetherness within women all around.

This is one of my favorite books in the sense that it gave me something to look forward to. It allowed me advice on the real world that I haven’t yet experienced. I’ve always known that womanhood wasn’t going to be sunshine and rainbows all the time, but this book gave me insight into a world larger than myself, and how people have the ability to take advantage when given the chance to. Misogyny, sexism, greed and wanting more to be more than what you are labeled. Her stories give way to explaining the versatility of womanhood.