Loving yourself can take practice, but there is no shortage of things to love. Let I’m Awesome. Here’s Why… help you discover each and every one.
When’s the last time you felt good—really good—about yourself? Between the unrealistic standards of social media, to the Photoshopped images of celebrities in the media, and the constant voice in our head saying we have to be faster, better, and smarter in our personal lives, at work, and everywhere in between, it’s easy to lose sight of your self-worth. Sometimes, we all need a kick in the butt to remind us just how awesome we are. I’m Awesome. Here’s Why… is that kick.
With prompts, exercises, lists, and activities, I’m Awesome: Here’s Why will help remind you of all the reasons why you are unique, cool—and yes, awesome. Through fun prompts and writing exercises like listing ten things you’re proud of, drawing your idea of the perfect Friday night, creating your own personal affirmations to read out loud, and delivering an acceptance speech for an award of your choice, you’ll learn to celebrate what makes you, you.
150 quick and easy self-care activities especially for busy moms—perfect for even the most chaotic schedule.
As a mom, you care—a lot. Whether it be physical, emotional, social, or practical, you’re there to attend to all of your family’s needs. But with so much to take care of, it can be hard to find time to care of yourself. With Self-Care for Moms, you’ll learn how easy it is to incorporate self-care into your own routine in practical, yet meaningful, ways.
In this book, you’ll find 150 realistic self-care activities that you can try right away. To help busy moms like you maximize any moment you can find for yourself, each activity is designed to fit easily within a set short time frame. You’ll also find ideas for activities that span larger amounts of time for inspiration and motivation to take some much-needed and well-earned extra time for yourself. There’s even a few aspirational activities, such as trips or projects, that last a day—or more—with a realistic plan for how to organize and coordinate your schedule to accommodate the occasional—but very important—extended time to focus on yourself.
Start taking time for you—it’s easier than you think and besides, you deserve it!
Learn how to heal and embrace yourself through feminism, self-love, and some good old anarchism.
Living in the margins of a culture she never felt comfortable in, Cindy Crabb touches on her experiences with feminism, girl-gangs, abuse, and gender identity.
With stories, essays, interviews, and more, Cindy writes with fierce honesty and compassion, exploring subjects like consent, abortion, death, self-image, shyness, identity, and anarchism. Embracing the complexities of each, finding her anger, her voice, and the things that help in her struggles with addiction, mental health, and intense loss.
Along the way she travels the world, helps start a women and transgender health center, and fights against the social norms that made her feel so trapped.
Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People’s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, and the fight for a $15 minimum wage. These are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders and activists of these and other movements distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what makes—and what hinders—transformative social change.
Longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte, a collective of artists and organizers, to capture the stories, philosophy, tactics, and art of today’s leading social change movements. When We Fight, We Win! weaves together interviews with today’s most successful activists and artists from across the country and beyond with narrative recountings of strategies and campaigns alongside full-color photos.
When We Fight, We Win! will give a whole generation of readers the chance to celebrate and benefit from a remarkable decade of activism—a decade that shows just how ripe these times are for social transformation.
The Self-Care Planner is a weekly guide to prioritize you.
Incorporating self-care into your busy schedule has never been easier with this helpful, organized planner. Includes care prompts, reminders, and checklists, so you can make your well-being a top priority.
Set your self-care intentions and make time to achieve them! The Self-Care Planner helps you choose your wellness goals, offering weekly reminders, inspiration, and tracking so you can create a self-care routine—and stick to it.
Focusing on all aspects of your mind, body, and spirit, this planner offers reminders to unplug and take mental breaks, as well as helps you set and track your physical intentions and provides journaling prompts to connect with your spiritual side. Whether you crave more time for yourself or are simply searching for better physical health, peace of mind, or more play time, this planner can help make that happen.$18.00 Add to cart
A guided, illustrated journal filled with empowering writing practices for approaching your body with compassion.
What would life be like without the negativity surrounding our bodies? Body shame, reinforced by socially entrenched beauty norms and intensified by social media, is incredibly difficult to shake. In this guided journal, author Fariha Róisín prompts you to explore a new language for thinking about your physical self.
Addressing concepts like “compare and despair” and the false connection between thinness and happiness, this journal walks you through the process of cultivating confidence in yourself, while advocating for a broader definition of beauty for all. It features sumptuous illustrations throughout and quotes contributed by a diverse array of body positive advocates, writers, and influencers.
Now available in Ecco’s Art of the Story series: a never-before-published collection of stories from a brilliant yet little known African American artist and filmmaker—a contemporary of revered writers including Toni Cade Bambara, Laurie Colwin, Ann Beattie, Amy Hempel, and Grace Paley—whose prescient work has recently resurfaced to wide acclaim.
Exuberant, poignant, perceptive, and full of grace, these sixteen stories by Kathleen Collins explore deep, far-reaching issues—relating to race, gender, family, and sexuality—that shape the ordinary moments in our lives. Collins’s work masterfully blends the quotidian and the profound in a personal, intimate way, seamlessly integrating the African American experience into her characters’ lives and creating rich and devastatingly familiar characters who transcend symbolism.
Both contemporary and timeless, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? is a major addition to the literary canon.
Welcome to Me, You, Us—the book to fill out together!
This is a creative space for you to share with your friend or loved one. Just flip to a random page and use the prompts to jot down whatever silly thoughts or sweet memories pop into your brain!
Write fortune cookies to each other! Decide on your perfect theme song! Brainstorm ideas for your matching tattoos! You can fill out each page with a different friend, or complete the whole book with a special someone.
And the best part? Not only will you have fun getting playful together, you’ll also end up with an amazing time capsule to look back on!$15.00 Add to cart
A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace
Get Ready for Unstoppable Inner Peace. Author Corinne Zupko undertook her study of psychology out of necessity when debilitating anxiety threatened to derail her life. Seeking ways to do more than temporarily alleviate her symptoms, Corinne began to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM), mindfulness meditation, and the latest therapeutic approaches for treating anxiety.
In From Anxiety to Love, she shares what she learned and gently guides you through the process, helping you undo anxiety-based thinking and fostering mindful shifts in your thoughts and actions. Whether struggling with everyday stress or near-crippling discomfort, you will find that Corinne’s approach offers a new way of healing from — rather than just coping with — fear and anxiety.
Addressing one of the most pressing cultural questions of our generation, Dennis Baron reveals the untold story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular-they.
Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns are sparking a national debate, prompting new policies in schools, workplaces, even prisons, about what pronouns to use. Colleges ask students to declare their pronouns along with their majors; corporate conferences print name tags with space to add pronouns; email signatures sport pronouns along with names and titles.
Far more than a by-product of the culture wars, gender-neutral pronouns are, however, nothing new. Pioneering linguist Dennis Baron puts them in historical context, noting that Shakespeare used singular-they; women invoked the generic use of he to assert the right to vote (while those opposed to women’s rights invoked the same word to assert that he did not include she); and people have been coining new gender pronouns, not just hir and zie, for centuries.$26.00 Add to cart
Queer Cosmos is a contemporary, fresh look into astrology, personal insight, and relationships for the LGBTQ+ community! Astrologer Colin Bedell from Cosmopolitan and QueerCosmos.com has brought together fifteen years of research, client interviews, and astrological mastery to create a spiritual guide for not only resistance and resilience, but also personal insights and relationship compatibility.
Unpacking complex issues like shame and worthiness, Queer Cosmos explores Astrology as an antidote to feelings of hopelessness and provides language for authentic practices of self-expression. Leaving behind gender-normative pronouns and assumptions, Queer Cosmos explores more nuanced patterns of the archetypal energies expressed in queer experiences.
After all, the only way to forge deep, meaningful relationships is to first forge a relationship with yourself. Drawing on research from experts in the field like Dr. Harville Hendrix, Brene Brown, and Esther Perel, Bedell goes deep to provide practical relational theory that can empower readers to find successful and healthy relationships.$19.00 Add to cart
This is not a diet book. Oh hell no. Quite the opposite.
Have you ever told yourself that happiness will come after the next diet? That life will be better once you’ve lost the last few pounds?
What if you stopped relentlessly trying to change yourself, and started to accept your body as it is?
Inside the pages of this book are the tools that you need to stop waging war on your body and forget about dieting, forever. Includes advice and information, as well as exercises and visualizations, to help you on the way to unapologetic body acceptance.
By the time you have finished reading this book, you will never want to change your body again.$13.00 Add to cart
Let’s Be Weird Together: A Book About Love
Weird meets weird—and the rest is history! This is a book about weird couples and the tiny two-person universes they create.
It’s about accidentally wearing the exact same outfit. It’s about made-up songs. It’s about your rules for the thermostat. It’s about breakfast rituals, and funny nicknames, and long hugs, and that voice you pretend the cat has.
If you’re half of a weird couple, or if you have a favorite weird couple, or if you just love love, this book is for you. Includes 1 sheet of awesome temporary tattoos!$13.00 Add to cart
Rules for Couples
This book is an illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.
Everyone’s heard the old advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. Play hard to get. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade.
Okay, not that last one. It’s one of the tips in You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples. This guide will make you laugh, remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else’s, and solve all your problems.
Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today.
Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience.
This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones’ identity.
Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is a must-read for intelligent, curious, want-to-be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century.$27.50 Add to cart
As part of the national conversation happening around women’s rights, feminist publisher Zubaan Books )New Delhi) teamed up the The Goethe Institut (Germany) for a week-long workshop wit ha group of Indian women to create comics. Using words and images, professional and amateurs , illustrators alike put pen to page to negotiate their angers, gears, hopes, and desires for change in their country. The result was something remarkable.
In this subversive and brilliant collection of visual stories, fourteen young women respond to the activism, debates, and on the ground encounters with discrimination and harassment in their daily lives. This edition, made in partnership with Zubaan and Ad Astra Comix (Toronto) has been produced with the North American audience in mind. Drawing the Line is a volume that reminds us that true feminism is inclusive, intersectional, and maintains a global perspective.
For the first time, the entire spectrum of four-plus decades of queer cartooning is collected under one cover.
Featuring groundbreaking crossover successes like Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Eleen Forney, Dan Savage and David WOnjnarowicz. Additionally, international superstars like Ralf König and Nazario and dozens of other cartoonists who have rarely been read outside the greater queer community. Editor Justin Hall has assembled an invaluable piece of comics history and LGBTQ culture.
These comics have forged their aesthetics from the influences of underground comix, gay erotic art, punk zines, and the biting commentaries of drag queens, bull dykes, and other marginalized queers. They have analyzed their own communities, and their relationship with the broader society. They are smart, funny, and profound. No Straight Lines will be heralded by people interested in comics history, and people invested in LGBT culture will embrace it as a unique and invaluable collection.$35.00 Add to cart
A Two-Spirit Journey is Ma-Nee Chacaby’s extraordinary account of her life as an Ojibwa-Cree lesbian.
From her early, often harrowing memories of life and abuse in a remote Ojibwa community riven by poverty and alcoholism, Chacaby’s story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism.
Over the following decades, she achieved sobriety; trained and worked as an alcoholism counsellor; raised her children and fostered many others; learned to live with visual impairment; and came out as a lesbian. In 2013, Chacaby led the first gay pride parade in Thunder Bay.$28.00 Add to cart
Compersion can be defined as the opposite of jealousy. Hypatia, famous polyamorous blogger and inspirational writer, has intensively focused her research on this feeling somewhat unknown to most people.
Through her careful research as well as her personal experience, she has come to the conclusion that compersion is within the reach of every polyamorous individual. However, this feeling of joy towards the happiness of our partners does not happen by chance, or without effort.
Her hypothesis: Each polyamorous has specific individual needs that, once fulfilled, allow them to experience a solid and lasting sentiment of compersion. Hypatia warmly invites the reader on a journey of self-discovery to explore their inner selves to see what their essential compersion needs are.
Have you read “that book” on non-monogamy and still wondered “But how do you actually DO this?” Are you totally great on the theory of open relationships, but feel like you don’t know how it works in practice?
Join Dr. Liz Powell, psychologist, speaker, and coach, as she draws from her education, research, and life experience to bring you Building Open Relationships. This new book is an all-inclusive guide to beginning and maintaining your non-monogamous life, no matter where you fall under the non-monogamous umbrella.
Complete with worksheets, discussion starters, examples, and hard-won lessons (i.e. my mistakes), this book will give you all the tools you need to be more successful in non-monogamy.
Wondering how to come out to your family and friends, what it’s like to go through cross hormonal therapy or how to put on a packer?
In Trans Teen Survival Guide, Trans youth activists Fox and Owl have stepped in to answer everything that trans teens and their families need to know.
Frank, friendly and funny, the Trans Teen Survival Guide will leave transgender and non-binary teens informed, empowered and armed with all the tips, confidence and practical advice they need to navigate life as a trans teen.$25.00 Add to cart
A practical guide for exploring who you are.
Have you ever questioned your gender identity, know someone who is trans, or just wanna know what the big deal is? This down-to-earth guide is engaging, thoughtful and covers everything from biology, history and sociology and the roles they play in our relationships and interactions with others.
How to Understand Your Gender is a great resource with activities and illustrations throughout.$19.95 Add to cart
Queer history didn’t start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.
It is crucial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth to know their history. But this history is not easy to find since it’s rarely taught in schools or commemorated in other ways. A Queer History of the United States for Young People corrects this and demonstrates that LGBTQ people have long been vital to shaping our understanding of what America is today.$18.95 Add to cart
Are you tired of the same idealized fairies? All of the models in this book are friends of the author and their body shapes and sizes are unchanged. The artist invites you to meet their friends through the medium of coloring.
This book includes 40 beautiful drawings to color! Each is hand drawn and features exquisite line-work from an illustrator with over 20 years of experience. Each drawing is on its own sheet (printed one sided), so you can worry less about bleed through.
The paper works well with pencils, crayons, and even markers (with the recommendation that you put a sheet behind). Variety is the spice of life and this collection includes designs of various complexities, so you don’t always have to choose something intricate. There are some lovely tessellating fairies and butterflies, but this is not a pattern-heavy coloring book.
There are some that say coloring is relaxing, but more importantly, it is fun, and this is a fairy fun coloring book!$15.00 Add to cart
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