FOREIGN BODY is an odyssey of gynecological misadventures, exploring what a sexual and reproductive future looks like for a retrofitted body.
In her essay Foreign Body, Katie Gene Friedman takes the reader on an odyssey of gynecological misadventures, exploring what a sexual and reproductive future looks like for her retrofitted body, as she navigates the absurdities of gender roles, religion, and the healthcare system.
“So long as my vag works, I can pass for normal, I’d thought. I could be normal, more or less, since a woman’s body is her net worth. If my uterus contains a pre-human, I’m not dead yet, was my new rationale.”
Part of the Scout Books Chapbook Series.
Literary Nonfiction. Essay. Women's Studies.
Author Website Excerpt @ The Waiting Room
Katie Gene Friedman is a queer, invisibly disabled high school dropout working in sexual and reproductive health. Her words have appeared in Peach Mag, Maudlin House, Expat Press, Queen Mob's Tea House, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter @ValleyGirlLift.