The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love (Paperback)

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I recently saw a video of Taylor speaking at a conference I was attending. Her voice, her poetry, and her determination bowled over every single person in the room and I'd be willing to bet that I was not alone in running out to buy this pretty much the second I left. From talking about why women apologize as an instinct to providing the toolkit to love yourself and your body in a world that judges by appearance, this book is a must read inspirational trip for anyone, of any gender.

— From Andi

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A global movement guided by love

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.

About the Author


Sonya Renee Taylor is the founder and radical executive officer of TheBodyIsNotanApology.com. She has been featured on HBO, BET, MTV, NPR, PBS, and CNN and in the New York Times, New York Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia, and many more.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626569768
ISBN-10: 1626569762
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Date: February 13th, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English