This is a story of my death the hands of society but it’s also the story of my rebirth. Speaking out in both pain and healing. The pain of rape, abuse, silence, suicide and mental health. How I found myself caged in a psych ward, afraid of what my sexuality meant. This is the story of how we became who we are and ultimately how I found the courage to speak out. This is my story but it’s also the story of so many others who came before me and it’s a symbol to say that we are no longer afraid.
Chris, Enthuse Magazine –
“In this haunting memoir “At What Age Does My Body Belong To Me”, endlessly talented filmmaker, producer, author, and blogger Amanda Tayte-Tait Marufu characterises the oppression (and triumphs) of women, the horrors of physical and sexual abuse, and the ongoing struggle to surmount the triple jeopardy of sexism, mental health stigmatisation and prejudication, as well as queerphobia, which is why it must become a quintessential novel for young people.”
“Fuck the patriarchy indeed. That was liberating, thrilling… Idk man, it was DOPE!
And the part where you talk about… I want to say Rae?… But that awesome woman, I could practically see her.
People like that exist?!!! Living embodiments of the primal aspects of life. Myths… Legends. I want to be like her. And the conclusion, pairing it with a contrast to the start.
Once powerless, now willing to bite the hand of the “good natured” asshole.
YES! the “i know…can i kiss you” CHILLS! you gave me a crush on someone i never met.”