Thick: The Ideal of Beauty, the Social Construction of Perfection, and Their Impacts on Women is the first book published by TOP Founder Arelia Johnson. It is a tool that she uses to deconstruct and debunk social myths about perfection, encourage discourse about definitions of beauty, and reconstruct individual standards in relation to self-worth and self-esteem. Thick is the featured text of The Owned Project and makes a great read for both women and men. Its purpose is to destroy a social obsession with a mythical norm and the idea of perfection.Thick can be purchased here and will be a valuable tool in workshops and online interactions.
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Arelia Johnson has served her community, parents, and students by teaching writing and reading over the last several years. In 2008, Arelia graduated with her BA in Psychology and later with a MA in Sociology. Her teaching experience, combined with her education, has given Arelia a very unique outlook in her writing. Arelia was first published, as a poet, in the eighth grade, has been awarded several poetry titles while on the Texas Southern University Debate Team. She was titled the Houston Grand Slam Champion 2006 and she published Thick in 2013. As a scholar, Arelia has been able to present her academic work at conferences, given lectures on African American female sexuality (the social construction of beauty, gender, race, and class), as well as facilitated workshops presented by The Owned Project. Outside of her mesmerizing green eyes and feminine charm, Arelia Johnson is able to create stories that captivate the human imagination. For more information about Arelia Johnson or The Owned Project, please visit: AreliaJohnson.com & TheOwnedProject.com.