The Body Is Not An Apology

The Body Is Not An Apology

The Power of Radical Self-love

Book - 2018
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In a revolutionary departure from everything we've been told about body-positivity, The Body Is Not an Apology founder Sonya Renee Taylor explicitly makes the connection between radical self-acceptance and social justice.

Systems of oppression thrive off of our inability to make peace with bodies and difference. When we develop the ability to honor difference and radically accept ourselves, we have the capacity and desire to apply those skills to the larger world. Radical self love not only dismantles shame and self loathing in us, but has the power to dismantle global systems of injustice, because when we make true peace with our bodies, only then do we have the capacity to truly make peace with the bodies of the others. The purpose of this book is to get us to stop treating our bodies like cars, to stop acting as if our minds are not part of our bodies. Reading this book will move us beyond these fraught and compartmentalized lives, where we easily forget that we are whole humans having whole human experiences in our bodies.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9781626569768
1626569762
Branch Call Number: 158.1 TAYLOR S
Characteristics: xiii, 137 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Taylor starts a wonderful conversation not only about body positivity, but about how body acceptance is a social justice issue and affects economic, political, and social policy.

EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK. This book is empowering, powerful, and literally life-changing.

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LPL_KimberlyL May 19, 2018

EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK. It made me cry. It made me laugh. It made me rage. It made me feel like a warrior. Pick up the physical copy, or treat yourself to the audiobook, which is narrated by the author herself. Sonya Renee Taylor is so funny and relatable and heartfelt and empowering and ra... Read More »


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LPL_KimberlyL May 19, 2018

EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK. It made me cry. It made me laugh. It made me rage. It made me feel like a warrior. Pick up the physical copy, or treat yourself to the audiobook, which is narrated by the author herself. Sonya Renee Taylor is so funny and relatable and heartfelt and empowering and radical. If you have a body, you need to read this.

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