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Anti-Fatphobia/Body Image/Food

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love By Sonya Renee Taylor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626569768
Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - February 13th, 2018

"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 

The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America By Virginia Sole-Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250234551
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

An exploration, both personal and deeply reported, of how we learn to eat in today’s toxic food culture.

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia By Sabrina Strings Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479886753
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Published: New York University Press - May 7th, 2019

How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years

There is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as "diseased" and a burden on the public health care system. This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat black women, which Sabrina Strings shows took root more than two hundred years ago.

#VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE: The Fat Girl's Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini By Nicole Byer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524850746
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

The actress, comedian, and podcaster extraordinaire's guide to being a #brave, bikini-wearing badass.

If you’ve ever seen a fat person post a bikini shot on social media, you already know that they are #verybrave, because apparently existing in a fat body in public is #brave. I, Nicole Byer, wrote this book to 1.

You Have the Right to Remain Fat By Virgie Tovar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936932313
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Published: Feminist Press - August 14th, 2018

This revolutionary and viscerally accessible manifesto isn't about body positivity--it's about a fat revolution (Joy Nash).

"In this bold new book, Tovar eviscerates diet culture, proclaims the joyous possibilities of fatness, and shows us that liberation is possible."--Sarai Walker, author of Dietland

The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color (Instant Help Solutions) By Virgie Tovar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781684034116
Published: Instant Help Publications - May 1st, 2020

"A terrific resource that shows readers how to start feeling good about their body and rewire their sense of self-worth."
--School Library Journal starred review

It's time to ditch harmful, outdated beauty standards and build real, lasting body positivity. It's time for a self-love revolution

The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy By Caroline Dooner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062883612
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Published: Harper Wave - March 26th, 2019

The F*ck It Diet is not only hilarious, it is scientifically and medically sound. A must read for any chronic dieter.” –Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery By Jen Petro-Roy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250151025
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 19th, 2019

A self-help guide that answers your questions about body image and disordered eating

This nonfiction self-help book for young readers with disordered eating and body image problems delivers real talk about eating disorders and body image, tools and information for recovery, and suggestions for dealing with the media messages that contribute so much to disordered eating.

Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim By Leah Vernon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807012628
Published: Beacon Press - October 15th, 2019

A Muslim woman’s searingly honest memoir of her journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope—and chooses to live her life unapologetically

Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower By Carol Rossetti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carol Rossetti (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781634502504
Published: Skyhorse - October 20th, 2015

“Rosetti’s illustrations are personalized affirmations of the rights of women. They congratulate the empowered, comfort the survivors, and present rebuttals to the oppressive comments that rain down upon women from the heights of the patriarchy.” —Bust

The message we receive from the world is clear: we’re not good enough.

Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance By Rosie Molinary Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580056557
Published: Seal Press - October 4th, 2016

A radical day-by-day guide to redefining beauty and creating lasting self-esteem

Lighter Than My Shadow By Katie Green Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941302415
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Published: Oni Press - October 3rd, 2017

A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse and recovery.

Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she'd have to eat it for breakfast.

Eat Your Feelings: The Food Mood Girl's Guide to Transforming Your Emotional Eating By Lindsey Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250139412
Published: Wednesday Books - December 26th, 2017

**WINNER: Silver Award in the Cookbooks: Natural, Nutrition, Organic, Vegetarian category of the 2018 Living Now Book Award**

**One of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution's self-help books to help you live your best life in 2018**

Cosmopolitan: "Take a bite of [Smith's] tasty advice."

Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression By Jana Evans Braziel (Editor), Kathleen LeBesco (Editor) Cover Image
By Jana Evans Braziel (Editor), Kathleen LeBesco (Editor)
ISBN: 9780520225855
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Published: University of California Press - September 13th, 2001

Since World War II, when the diet and fitness industries promoted mass obsession with weight and body shape, fat has been a dirty word. In the United States, fat is seen as repulsive, funny, ugly, unclean, obscene, and above all as something to lose. Bodies Out of Bounds challenges these dominant perceptions by examining social representations of the fat body.

Looking Good: Male Body Image in Modern America By Lynne Luciano Cover Image
ISBN: 9780809066384
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Published: Hill and Wang - January 9th, 2002

A valuable examination of the tyranny of body image--this time over men

Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight By Linda Bacon, Lindo Bacon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935618256
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Published: BenBella Books - May 4th, 2010

Fat isn't the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn't match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates "thin" with "healthy" is the problem.
The solution?

Health at Every Size.

What Are You Hungry For?: Women, Food, and Spirituality By Lynn Ginsburg, Mary Taylor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312310134
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 16th, 2003

Women have many secrets. But a woman's secret relationship with food and her body can overshadow other aspects of her life, filling her with obsession, shame and fear. Many women waste countless years focusing on food and appearance, rather than spending energy on what holds deepest meaning for them in life.

F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me By Chloé Hilliard Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982108618
Published: Gallery Books - January 7th, 2020

*A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist
*Named Best Comedy Book by the African American Literary Awards Show

Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body.

Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight By Linda Bacon, Lindo Bacon, Lucy Aphramor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940363196
Published: BenBella Books - September 2nd, 2014

Mainstream health science has let you down.

Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body By Roxane Gay Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062420718
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

Heavy: An American Memoir By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

*Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*

In this powerful, provocative, and universally

Intuitive Eating, 4th Edition: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach By Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250255198
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - June 23rd, 2020

Make peace with food.
Free yourself from chronic dieting forever.
Rediscover the pleasures of eating.

The go-to resource––now fully revised and updated––for building a healthy body image and making peace with food, once and for all.

Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating By Christy Harrison Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316420358
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - December 24th, 2019

Reclaim your time, money, health, and happiness from our toxic diet culture with groundbreaking strategies from a registered dietitian, journalist, and host of the Food Psych podcast.

68 percent of Americans have dieted at some point in their lives. But upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years.

Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society By Kimberly Dark Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849353670
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Published: AK Press - September 3rd, 2019

"Nothing is more brilliant and juicy to me than a woman stepping fully into her self--mind, body, and spirit, full throttle, without apology. Kimberly Dark has been illuminating the path for a long time. This book is a triumph.

Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body. By Jessamyn Stanley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761193111
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 4th, 2017

From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes.

It’s a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we.

It’s a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice or find new ways to stay

Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating By Ann Saffi Biasetti Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611806083
Published: Shambhala - August 7th, 2018

A step-by-step holistic approach to eating disorder recovery, using self-compassion and embodiment practices to reduce symptoms, increase body awareness and acceptance, reconnect to others, and step back into an integrated life

Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy By Kelly Jensen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209674
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020

It’s time to bare it all about bodies!
We all experience the world in a body, but we don’t usually take the time to explore what it really means to have and live within one.

Love Your Body: Your body can do amazing things... By Jessica Sanders, Carol Rossetti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Sanders, Carol Rossetti (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780711252424
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

* 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Books *

What if every young girl loved her body? Love Your Body encourages you to admire and celebrate your body for all the amazing things it can do (like laugh, cry, hug, and feel) and to help you see that you are so much more than your body.

Bodies come in all different forms and abilities.

The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce By Angie Manfredi (Editor) Cover Image
By Angie Manfredi (Editor)
ISBN: 9781419737503
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Published: Amulet Books - September 24th, 2019

The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance
Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories.

The Body Image Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World By Julia V. Taylor, Melissa Atkins Wardy (Foreword by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626250185
Published: Instant Help Publications - December 1st, 2014

Like most teens, you want to feel good about the way you look. But what happens when the way you look just doesn't feel good enough? Whether it's online, on TV, or in magazines, images of impossibly perfect--and mostly Photoshopped--young women are everywhere. As a result, you may feel an intense pressure to look a certain way.

Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own By Joy Arlene Renee Cox, Ph.D., Ta'lor Pinkston (Foreword by), Jill Andrew, Ph.D. (Afterword by), Bernadette M. Gailliard, PH.D. (Afterword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623174996
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Published: North Atlantic Books - September 29th, 2020

Combatting fatphobia and racism to reclaim a space for womxn at the intersection of fat and Black

Radical Belonging: How to Survive and Thrive in an Unjust World (While Transforming it for the Better) By Lindo Bacon, Ijeoma Oluo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Lindo Bacon, Ijeoma Oluo (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781950665341
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Published: BenBella Books - November 10th, 2020

2020 Foreword Indie Award Winner (Gold) in the LGBTQ+ Category 

2020 Foreword Indie Award Winner (Silver) in the Self-Help Category

Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl's Guide to Living Life Unapologetically By Stephanie Yeboah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781784883447
Published: Hardie Grant - September 1st, 2020

"The truth is, body positivity is for white women. White female bodies being safe is paramount to maintaining white supremacy."
– Stephanie Yeboah, 2017