Unladylike is the first book written about feminism and wrestling - it follows one unlikely woman's journey to becoming an infamous masked wrestler, and honestly retells the life lessons grappling teaches her on the way.
Most wrestling books are about the stars of the industry – this one isn't. Unladylike offers an honest and comedic insight in to the world of independent wrestling from the perspective of one angry, overweight woman following a dream she didn’t know she had. Unladylike is structured around the last five years of my wrestling journey, using it as a backdrop to explore both the hidden and overblown world of wrestling. It also talks about women's bodies; cabaret in Underground post-recession London; forming unlikely friendships; generational ennui; pushing boundaries and personal politics. It is written for both an existing and new wrestling audience in a way that hasn't been attempted before – sitting squarely within the narrative non-fiction genre with influences of both sport writing and feminist thought.
Receiving top-end reviews from readers both from the wrestling and non-wrestling community, Unladylike is a feminist romp like no other.
On the 9th of August myself and homeslices' Pro Wrestling EVE sat on a sofa and I talked about how great wrestling was, and forgot to mention my book.
The best way to support my book is to buy a copy directly from me.
Please order below and specifiy what you would like (£2.00 for shipping will be added).
E book £5.00
Signed copy of book £15.00
Signed copy of book with a print of artwork by Jules Scheele £20.00
Print of Jules Scheele's illustrations (A4) £5.00 each
'WLW' is an anthology of writings about feminism and female-identifying lovers of wrestling. From discussions of sex work to queer rights to fandom - it's a rich collection of essays that I've had the pleasure to contribute to. All proceeds go to charity.
Edited by Heather Levi, Sharon Mazer, Eero Laine and Nell Haynes - I contributed a chapter to this amazing reader. It's on female wrestling as an act of resistance. Available on Seagull Books
Edited by Scarlett Harris (A Diva was a female wrestler) as part of her 'Women of...' series, this volume explores the characters in Kohan's filmography. I contributed a piece on how GLOW altered the world of female wrestlers.