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  • The Power of Radical Self-Love
  • By: Sonya Renee Taylor
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  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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“To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves.... ‘The body is not an apology’ is the mantra we should all embrace.” (Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and executive director, African American Policy Forum)

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.

This second edition includes stories from Taylor’s travels around the world combating body terrorism and shines a light on the path toward liberation guided by love. In a brand new final chapter, she offers specific tools, actions, and resources for confronting racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. And she provides a case study showing how radical self-love not only dismantles shame and self-loathing in us but has the power to dismantle entire systems of injustice. Together with the accompanying workbook, Your Body Is Not an Apology, Taylor brings the practice of radical self-love to life.

©2018, 2021 Sonya Renee Taylor (P)2021 Sonya Renee Taylor

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Medicine

My mind, heart, and soul needed this book. I will return to relisten many times as I learn to embrace and live with Radical Self Love

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Powerful read

Highly recommend this book to everyone. Sonya encourages self reflection and uses this to take you on a carefully constructed journey with empathy to a better understanding of how you view yourself and others in the world and how this can be transformed.
She is a powerful orator and speaks from personal experience which makes her relatable.

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Life Changing

This book has challenged me in so many ways. My thoughts my view on the world and my privlage. Outstanding book. Highly reccomend. A book I think everyone needs in their lives. Thank you Sonya

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Compulsory read for everyone

I just wish this book were available 20 years ago. My teenage self needed this. I am so thankful for this book and absolutely adore the Sonya Renee Taylor.

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Life changing book

Every person with a body should read this. Not just any book about body positivity.

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Good advocacy book

Sonya delivers a really strong message about equality, ending discrimination, advocacy and loving one another.
I expected this book to have more strategies on self compassion and loving one-self in this highly discriminatory society, instead it focusses more on the collective. She states it’s important to do this to have radical self love, but it would’ve been nice to have more personal strategies, which were only briefly touched on.

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