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The body is not an apology : the power of radical self-love / Sonya Renee Taylor.

  • Taylor, Sonya Renee
  • Books

About this work


"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."--From publisher.


Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2018]

Physical description

xiii, 137 pages ; 22 cm


First edition.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (page 117-126) and index.


Making self-love radical -- Shame, guilt, and apology--then and now -- Building a radical self-love practice in an age of loathing -- A new way ordered by love -- Your radical self-love toolkit.



  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    BF975.5.B62 2018T24b
    Open shelves

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  • 1626569762
  • 9781626569768