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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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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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  • Sarah van Daalen Wetters
  • 16-02-2021

YES YES YES

This book has changed me in such profound ways I barely have the words. I have already pre-ordered the workbook and am excitedly awaiting arrival. For anyone who has dealt with the scourge of body terrorism, body shame, and has lost their sense of radical self love, read this book. I cried in revelation throughout every chapter. Wonderful wonderful wonderful.

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  • Beverly Collins Parnell
  • 08-03-2021

Revolutionary

As the mom of a child who is not neuro-typical this book hit me so hard for all of the ways we've apologized and contorted and carried shame. #FREEDOM

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-04-2021

Mothers and Fathers and everyBODY should read!

Amazing and revolutionary and right to the heart. I recommend this book for parents and teachers who guide children to feel natural in their bodies and keep the radical self love that Sonya says we had when we were babies. There’s still a lot for me to process from this book. I want to be a part of a community of people who work with these concepts. I want to be a part of a community who will help more people be respected and recognize for our different beautiful qualities in all shades, abilities, sizes and sexual choices and identity. Read it! The more the better. Thank you Sonya❣️

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  • Mr. Petty
  • 08-06-2021

must read

absolutely mind-blowing, I had no idea how deeply this book would affect how I look at the world.

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  • Shannon
  • 22-02-2021

Loved this!

A must-read for all. Highly recommend. Eager to check out the workbook that accompanies this.

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  • Amy L Dryman
  • 16-06-2021

a must listen

I do wish there had been a bit more discussion, but overall the book is excellent. Sonya makes her points and describes frameworks for moving forward. She writes with ompassion but does not shy away from hard or difficult topics.

I would recommend this book to anyone with a body.

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  • Jennifer Jewell
  • 11-05-2021

Life Changing

This book has challenged me to radically love and accept all parts of myself completely.

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  • Jessica W
  • 10-05-2021

Great listen

This book is a great listen for all kinds of people looking to improve themselves in the way they interact with themselves and the world

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  • 匿名
  • 30-04-2021

You need this book in your life!

Everyone should consume this book, whether by listening or reading. The world's would be a better place if everyone could have radical self love!

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  • Zondrea
  • 29-04-2021

Amazing

This book was amazing. The reader was amazing. The message was everything. Buy it and read it

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  • 01-06-2021

fantastic

fantastic fantastic?? fantastic fantastic fantastic did I say fantastic?? idk umm fantastic? yes fantastic. fantastic.

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