Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

HMH/Etch – Fall 2023

After attending her first underground pillow fight match as a spectator, Grace Mendes falls in love with the surprisingly gritty sport. The only rule to pillow fighting is that the pillow needs to be the first point of contact; after that, everything else goes. The Pillow Fight Federation (PFF) is part roller derby, part professional wrestling, and part fight club—and Grace immediately knows that she needs to join.

Grace works hard to climb the ranks in an effort to be crowned champion. As her PFF alter-ego gains traction and fame, she uses the spotlight to become an icon for others (and even herself) attempting to dismantle the impossible standards that are set for women—in underground extreme sports and otherwise.