If you think a theologian wearing a tight dress revealing the tops of her breasts before a room of other theologians is taboo, then the book, Talking Taboo is going to challenge some of your stereotypes.
Talking Taboo is a collection of a vast number of stories from American Christian women who are under 40. The theme of the book is not intended to cover controversial subjects but an invitation for women to explore what is taboo. It includes women whom I wouldn't expect to see in the same book (like Julie Clawson and Sharon Hodde Miller) which is quite refreshing.
The book's first story by Amy Frykhom begins with her processing women's bodies, embodiment, and a theologian's cleavage at a meeting of theologians:
Was anyone else surprised that a woman who had been called upon to display her theological eminence would appear in a low-cut, tight dress? Or to put it more crudely: Was I the only person in this room of more than 300 scholars staring at the theologian's cleavage?
There are very few books out there in the Christian world which invite women to express their stories as they personally wrestle through gender, sexuality, embodiment, leadership, and faith.