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OBOS Transformed Worldwide

A Collection of Prefaces from Translations and Adaptations of Our Bodies, Ourselves and Sacrificing Our Selves for Love

From the time Our Bodies, Ourselves (OBOS) was first published in 1970, women from many different countries have been inspired to produce their own versions of the book. The stories of how these women came together and the obstacles and challenges they faced are informative and heartwarming. We recently compiled "OBOS Transformed Worldwide," a collection of prefaces from the books, to share these stories with a wider audience.  The prefaces have been translated into English.

Prefaces have been assembled into a PDF booklet, which can be downloaded in its entirety or by sections listed below.
Download the full Preface Booklet (12.2MB)
Download the Introduction
Download the Acknowledgements

Armenia Korea Russia U.S. (English) (2005)  
Bulgaria Moldova Senegal U.S. (Spanish)  
India Poland Serbia U.S. (1972)  
Japan  Romania Tibet    

You can also read, in English, the preface to the Nepali booklets, the preface to the Bangla booklet and the introduction to Nashim LeGufan, the Hebrew adaptation.

The prefaces from the 1973,  1998, 2005 and 2011 U.S. editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves are available online.

We have also posted the preface from the Japanese edition of Sacrificing Our Selves for Love, which includes a detailed history of the 1988 translation and adaptation of Our Bodies, Ourselves.






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