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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.

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

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Truly Inspirational and transformational!

Loved IT! I get bored easily but this book grabbed hold of me and I couldn't stop. Recommend that everyone read this book!

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Listen to this!

I want to read this book over and over. It is absolutely amazing. Here are my takeaways: We cannot change the world without first changing ourselves. We cannot create a world of love and acceptance without loving and accepting ourselves. Our self includes our body. Sonya Renee Taylor is poignant and to the point. She gives you the whats, whys, and hows, but it's up to each of us to sort through our dislike, shame, and dissociate we have with our bodies. Despite the damage our capitalist society has wrought on each of us in distinct ways, it is up to each of us to mend and restore the relationship with our body. Radical self love is not only possible, it's necessary and urgent. Read this.

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Thank you, Sonya Renee Taylor!

I am sure the hard copy is just as good but this spoken work of art is so raw and real it is one to keep at fingertips ready to hear again and share with friends.

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Absolutely EXCELLENT and urgently needed!

Sonya Renee Taylor’s words are exactly what the world needs right now. Her message of radical self love and the deeply compassionate, radically liberated voice with which she delivers it create stunning work. Get yourself a copy, and then get a copy for everyone you love.

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Inspiring narrative and language, powerful methods

An excellent book fighting against body shame, and discrimination of all types, that leads us into self-compassion and community with others.

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Fucking read this book! You can make a difference.

Loved this book so much and the work it intends to do. Put in the time for loving humanity.

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Awe-inspiring!

This book was brilliantly written and narrated. I could not stop listening. The concepts, intelligent critiques, and valuable tools make this both inspiring and incredibly practical. I have been on a radical self love journey for years, but this book just really nailed every aspect of a process so desperately needed for not only myself but society at large. Thank you thank you thank you Sonya Renee Taylor!

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Read this IMMEDIATELY

One of the best books I have ever read. Should be required for anyone in a body.

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I feel so empowered!

Read this book! It was amazing! Better yet, listen to it. the narration was wonderful. I love how this book connects body shame with real world issues.

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Feel Good book.

Empowering , feel good , memorable, book. Hopefully there's a second book . love it!