Eloise Grills is an award-winning writer, comics artist, poet and critic. Her work has been published widely in literary journalsand anthologies including Meanjin, The Saturday Paper, The Rumpus, Going Down Swinging, Kill Your Darlings, Sydney Reviewof Books, The Lifted Brow and Borderless. She has been the recipient of many grants, including competitive funding from theAustralia Council, the Copyright Agency and Creative Victoria. Essays from this collection have been recognised in awardsincluding the Melbourne Prize for Literature, Lifted Brow and RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Nonfiction, thePeter Blazey Fellowship, and the Cosmonauts Avenue Nonfiction Prize. Eloise lives on Dja Dja Wurrung country with herfianc Jackie, and their two dogs, Ripley and Vince, as well as her mother-in-law, Madeleine, and her dog, Minnie. big beautifulfemale theory is her first collection of essays.