Piano and Maestro Essay - 468 Words.
Anna Goldsworthy’s essay has reinvigorated my urge to appear naked in public in my own work. I will not be spoken for. I need to speak for myself. I need to walk around naked, like a big fat walking fuck you to those who would silence me. I also want to show young women who come after me that the haters can’t tell me to shush up.
Anna Goldsworthy is the author of Piano Lessons and Welcome To Your New Life. Her writing has appeared in the Monthly, the Age, the Australian, the Adelaide Review and The Best Australian Essays. She is also a concert pianist, with several recordings to her name.
Anna Goldsworthy is an Australian classical pianist and writer. In October 2009 her memoir Piano Lessons was released in Australia by publisher Black Inc. In November 2010 it will be published in the US by St Martin's Press (Macmillian).
In this thorough and intelligent essay. Goldsworthy looks at cultural norms, pornography, body shaming and celebrity to find out why this is so. A must read for women, men and their sons and daughters.’ —Krissy Kneen Anna Goldsworthy is the author of Piano Lessons and Welcome To Your New Life.
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