The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
“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)
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.
This second edition includes stories from Taylor’s travels around the world combating body terrorism and shines a light on the path toward liberation guided by love. In a brand new final chapter, she offers specific tools, actions, and resources for confronting racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. And she provides a case study showing how radical self-love not only dismantles shame and self-loathing in us but has the power to dismantle entire systems of injustice. Together with the accompanying workbook, Your Body Is Not an Apology, Taylor brings the practice of radical self-love to life.
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|Listening Length||5 hours and 11 minutes|
|Author||Sonya Renee Taylor|
|Narrator||Sonya Renee Taylor|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||January 11, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #2,467 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#15 in Feminist Theory (Books)
#20 in Self-Esteem (Audible Books & Originals)
#50 in Mental Health (Audible Books & Originals)
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2021
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I’m so glad I have now. This book is one I will, as my friend did with me, recommend to everyone. It is worth your time, and your work.
This isn’t a body positivity book, but it does have aspects of that. This is a present day and historical account of straight up body terrorism and how we are all both steeped in it and accountable for it. Taylor walks us through a journey to self-awareness using the body. We all have one, and it makes the messaging digestible for all.
The endgame: radical self-love in the face of white supremacy, capitalism, and our own implicit bias.