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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
An exploration, both personal and deeply reported, of how we learn to eat in today’s toxic food culture.
How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred yearsThere 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.
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.
Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it--and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she's been helping others to do the same.
"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It's time to ditch harmful, outdated beauty standards and build real, lasting body positivity.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 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
A self-help guide that answers your questions about body image and disordered eating
A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s 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.
“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.
A radical day-by-day guide to redefining beauty and creating lasting self-esteem
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.
**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."
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.
A valuable examination of the tyranny of body image--this time over men
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.Health at Every Size.
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.
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.
By the time Chloé Hilliard was 12, she wore a size 12—both shoe and dress—and stood over six feet tall.
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.
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.
*Named a Best Book of 2018 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 lau
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.
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.$14.40ISBN: 9781849353670Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.26ISBN: 9780761193111Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Workman Publishing Company - April 4th, 2017From 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$15.26ISBN: 9781611806083Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.26ISBN: 9781616209674Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Algonquin Young Readers - August 18th, 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.$16.00ISBN: 9780578651484Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: East 26th Publishing - February 18th, 2020
"Her body is beautiful-strong, kind and wise. All bodies are lovely no matter their size." Her Body Can is a book of poetic self-love and body positivity declarations for all young girls.$16.19ISBN: 9780711252424Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020What 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.$17.09ISBN: 9781419737503Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harry N. Abrams - September 24th, 2019$16.16ISBN: 9781626250185Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.26ISBN: 9781623174996Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: North Atlantic Books - September 29th, 2020
Combatting fatphobia and racism to reclaim a space for womxn at the intersection of fat and Black$15.26ISBN: 9781950665341Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Benbella Books - November 10th, 2020
"Belonging has been a formative struggle for me. Like most people with marginalized identities, my experience as a trans person has taught me that it's hard to be yourself and feel like you belong in a culture that is hostile to your existence.$17.99ISBN: 9781784883447Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: 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