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persona

"My persona is as much a conscious rejection of my mother's armored features as it is an attempt" not to give in to cultural expectations.
p.16
definition: the person someone pretends to be in public instead of his or her real self

meaning parts: comes from "person"

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replica

The author is her mother's replica. She has her mother's hips, her mouth, her strong chin, etc.
p. 14
definition: a copy of something

meaning parts: re=back; plic=fold (to fold back again and again like paper dolls to make repeated copies of something)

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lesbian

Dorothy Allison's first collection of short stories won an award for lesbian fiction.
p. 11
definition: a homosexual woman, a woman who is sexually attracted to other women.

meaning parts: don't help

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obsessions

In college, the author thought that women who were taken seriously didn't have obsessions about their weight or hairstyle or breasts.
p. 15
definition: something someone is overly concerned about and can't avoid thinking about

meaning parts: ob=on; sess=to sit (an obsession is something you "sit on" and can't move away from)

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cliche

The photographer thinks taking pictures of the author sprinkled with powdered sugar would be great; the author thinks it would be cliche.
p. 12
definition: an over-used, tired, worn-out idea or saying

meaning parts: don't help

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