Born with a congenital condition called sacral agenesis, which affects her stature and gait, Chloe Cooper Jones' pain is physical. But there is also the pain of being dismissed as "less than." The way she has been seen or not seen has informed her lens on the world. But after becoming a mother, something in her shifts, and Jones sets off across the globe, reclaiming the spaces she'd been denied and denied herself. Jones weaves memory, observation, experience, and aesthetic philosophy to probe the myths underlying our standards of beauty and desirability and interrogates her own complicity in upholding those myths.