At the age of 13, she rides her bike to her first summer job at a hotel. At the age of 15, she is a steely wire of determination, prepared for destruction.
The view she has of herself is both harsh and compassionate. Her body has a new shape and down is growing on her back. Finally, she can barely stand up and must live in an institution.
Black Belt is about dangerous freedom, about illness as an act of will and work.