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The Body Is Not an Apology

The Power of Radical Self-Love
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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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  • Jennifer Downer
  • 26/10/2018

Revolutionarily wonderful. But editors, take note!

I love this book and love hearing Sonya read her work, but to the producers of this audiobook --- you guys need to review this product for moments that needs editing. It seems like no one even listened to it before releasing it to the world. Every stumble over words is still in there and seems completely unedited.
Otherwise, this is a must read/listen for everyone!!!!!

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  • Sean Tulien
  • 14/03/2019

Love the One You're With (That's You!)

There’re so many great literary couples to love. Ygritte and Jon Snow! Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist! Eleanor and Park! Undeniably memorable pairs, all of them. But my personal favorite has to be Sonya Renee Taylor and… Sonya Renee Taylor! While my Midwestern sensibilities have always strongly favored self-criticism to an unhealthy degree, Sonya’s treatise on radical self-love is quickly winning me over. More than mere self-acceptance, which may be closer to resignation in the ways that really matter, Sonya advocates for a radical love for your body (and self) with a magnetic enthusiasm that reveals a startling truth: you’re better able to love others when you already love yourself.

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  • Melissa Sawyer
  • 21/04/2018

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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  • melinda
  • 08/02/2019

The story was lovely. The narration needs to be edited.

This is not edited for some unknown reason. The author is the narrator and reads her story beautifully but it could use some editing - some lines are repeated and there are many pauses. It may not seem like a big deal to some but it was distracting.

Still, it was a great book ✊🏽

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  • Amazing Customer
  • 17/12/2018

Alright

I liked most of the concepts in this book but I found the performance to be a bit annoying. Would have preferred to read hard copy instead of listening to the audiobook. Also some of the concepts felt so far fetched that they really didn't bite. Maybe if I listened to this a second time I'd be able to enjoy the content more but honestly I was just waiting for the book to end. I'm not against the content at all I think her idea of radical self love is so important and pretty well explained! I just didn't enjoy the audiobook that much.

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  • Kayla Kestel
  • 16/02/2018

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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  • Sandy Chang
  • 07/05/2018

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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  • anne blomvik
  • 05/02/2020

Not worth it

If you want a good body positivity book check out body positive power by Megan Jayne crabbe.
This one was dry, chaotic and with no other point than the main title. Do not recommend.

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  • Michelle
  • 19/08/2019

Lots of opinion, no solutions

I agree w her point of view and it didn’t enlighten. Couldn’t get past chapter 4.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02/08/2018

Pretty....OK

There were some GREAT points and take-aways from this book. Some really important literature with really important topics that need to be broached in today's society. I was searching for some self-help on body image. This is definitely in that category. Not always super relevant to my particular situation. However, a book with topics that I think the world needs to hear. Great read, although hard to finish towards the end. Could have been a little shorter.

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  • Linda
  • 24/04/2018

Amazing

I really like this book. It helps me feel more comfortable with myself and my body and make me think in different ways. Challenging myself.