Rolling: a Ladies’ Guide to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | Melanie Farmer



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Release date: June 6, 2023

is a hilarious and poignant essay disguised as a how-to guide. In addition to the martial art of Brazilian jiu jitsu, Farmer explores the boundaries of femininity and maternal expectations. With collaborative illustrations by Amy Wheaton.


“A wise and wry take on identity formation, parental expectations, and proper martial arts attire. Following a young woman’s journey from student to teacher, this thoughtful essay’s nimble voice provides a lively exploration of family bonds and the search for self-mastery.”
–Colson Whitehead, author of The Nickel Boys

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