Author: Anna McGahan
Perhaps we have done to our bodies what we have so long done to God? We have demanded they conform to the image we find the most desirable. We have treated them as rubbish bins, weapons and punching bags. We have muted their wills until their voices have fallen silent.
At 23, Anna McGahan was wrestling with the rest of the world for ownership of her femininity, sexuality and physicality. As a young actor thrust into the spotlight as a poster girl for sexual liberation – intent on exploring the next relationship, the lowest weight and the wildest high – her path pointed her to chaos, starvation and isolation.
Until – unexpectedly – she met God.
In this memoir, Anna shares the story of reconciling with her body, mapping its journey from another product in a marketplace, to a vessel of inherent power and worth.
Metanoia is the cry of a body broken and resurrected, the song of a bird set free.