The Body Is Not An Apology

The Body Is Not An Apology

The Power of Radical Self-love

Book - 2018
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"Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all"
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781626569768
Characteristics: xiii, 137 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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LPL_PolliK Jan 07, 2019

This book is a powerful reflection on social justice and radical self-love, both things we need more of in our world. Taylor writes convincingly about the need to do the work of radically loving ourselves so that we can radically love others, which is at the very heart of defeating systems of oppression. Oppression cannot thrive without doubt, fear, and hatred of difference, without othering people. Taylor ties body positivity explicitly with social justice, and it is a beautiful breath of fresh air.


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