Taylor writes, “Radical self-love demands that we see ourselves and others in the fullness of our complexities and intersections and that we work to create space for those intersections.” To be honest, I’m not sure what that means. A must read. I’ve seen this one around but somehow thought it was more sciencey or memoir-like than self-help; unfortunately I’m less intrigued now that I know what category it fits into, even though some of Taylor’s points (like loving your body as a baby would!) There IS something there, for sure. I’m not there yet with physical exercise (all I’ve been doing in lockdown is walking and the occasional Pilates when my back hurts), but I find it so much less intimidating now. She didn't even bother finishing the book. Challenges some of the deeply held beliefs about living in our bodies and the culture that profits off body shame. We just donated it. Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2018. While the first few examples were revelatory, I found the succeeding ones taxing to read. The issues is when you count laps because it will burn of X calories, which you need to do to lose weight. Her manifesto on radical self-love is life altering–required reading for anyone who struggles with body image.” Claire Foster | Foreword Review, “What spiritual teachers like Marianne Williamson refer to as natural intelligence, Taylor calls “radical self-love.” She has a way with action-packed words. One difficulty I remember having with the book was that for the first half, it seemed to make its points over and over again, detailing each way structures can contribute to body shame. As we a

In true self-help fashion, there are too many lengthy metaphors to get across a point. The Body is Not an Apology's 10 Tools for Radical Self Love Intensive is a self-paced 4 module e-course created to move you from self-doubt, body shame, and disconnection to LIVING POWERFULLY IN RADICAL SELF LOVE!

Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2018.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018.

LoL, thank you. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Bought two copies, one for me and one for my daughter.” Rebecca Cokely | Senior Fellow for Disability Policy, Center for American Progress, disability rights activist, and mom, “Sonya Renee Taylor is a treasure that this world simply does not deserve. I truly and thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read everything she says, listen to all her spoken word, follow her on social media. The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love is written and read by Sonya Renee Taylor.

And you know what they say about judging books that way... After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The best thing about this book, to me, is the cover. It’s not only tied in to fat activism, but racism, disable bodies, and bullying. 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. You could argue that I’m nitpicking, but phrasing like that upsets my apple cart, and Taylor uses a lot of such examples. I am already funding that I now am catching myself and replacing my thoughts with self-love and appreciation. Essentially, the entire body!

One of the things I loved about my doctor when I was pregnant is that even though I was always weighed as part of my appointments we never, ever talked about weight. It really helped me with confidence, self love & body shame. It even measures how they sleep! It's not that the author isn't a good writer but the topics are deep and heavy and sometimes academic.

This page works best with JavaScript. What they’re wearing, what they’re eating, how they look. The intro alone had me in tears about how a standard of beauty I never agreed to has been the way I evaluate my worth and worthiness of love. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 October 2020. 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. Despite changing attitudes, the volume never gets painfully loud nor uselessly quiet, so I appreciated that. The book includes a section about masturbation to orgasm as an expression of self-love. 1,045 global ratings | 124 global reviews. I have a few problems with Taylor’s book, despite it’s positive message about bodies. Covering topics like Body-Shame Origin Stories, Media Matters, Body Terrorism, Changing Hearts, andUnapologetic Agreements, Taylor seeks to put the history, politics, and solutions of this topic into a logical, organized, and motivating format.” Anna Jedrziewski | Retailing Insight, “From the moment I met Sonya Renee, I knew my life, my world, and the way I view myself and others around me would never be the same. Loved everything about this book!