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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, Second Edition 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.
And now, those who are unlearning their body-shame and use the Your Body Is Not An Apology Workbook to help you apply the teachings of the book to your own personal life. The workbook will encourage you to write, doodle, reflect, and communicate, and provide you with tools for living in radical self-love.
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The Body Is Not An Apology, Second Edition employs radical self-love to aid healing wounds inflicted by violent systems. The second edition came to fruition in February of 2021.
In a revolutionary departure from the corporate self-help and body-positivity movement, Taylor forges the inextricable bond between radical self-love and social justice. Firstly, we must recognize that we are indoctrinated into a system of body shame. This very system profits off of our self-hatred. When we ask ourselves, “Who benefits from our collective shame?” we can begin to make an important distinction. We must find the line between the messages we are receiving about our bodies or other bodies and the truth.
This book moves us beyond our all-too-often hidden lives, where we are easily encouraged to forget that we are whole humans having whole human experiences in our bodies alongside others. Radical self-love encourages us to embark on a personal journey of transformation. It emphasizes thoughtful reflection on the origins of our minds and bodies as a source of strength. In doing this, we not only learn to reject negative messages about ourselves but begin to thwart the very power structures that uphold them.
Systems of oppression thrive off of our inability to make peace with bodies and difference. Radical self-love dismantles shame and self-loathing in us. Additionally, it has the power to dismantle global systems of injustice. When we make peace with our bodies, we have the capacity to truly make peace with the bodies of others.
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.
Readers of The Body Is Not an Apology have been clamoring for guidance on how to do the work of radical self-love. After crowdsourcing her community, Sonya Renee Taylor found her readers wanted more concrete ideas on how to apply this work in their everyday lives. Your Body Is Not an Apology Workbook is the action guide that gives them tools and structured frameworks they can begin using immediately to deepen their radical self-love journey—such as Taylor’s four pillars of practice, which help readers dismantle body shame and give them access to a lifestyle rooted in love. Taylor guides readers to move beyond theory and into doing and being radical self-love change agents in the world.
“In the Your Body Is Not An Apology Workbook, you will be asked to draw, color, doodle, talk to friends, take risks, and perhaps step outside of what feels like your natural gifts and talents,” Taylor writes. “I encourage you to release the need to be ‘good’ at what you are doing and instead strive to be authentic. Perfection is the enemy of radical self-love because it is an impossible illusion. When the voice of perfectionism chimes in, take a deep breath, remember that the work is about the process, not about the product, and give yourself permission to be fabulously unapologetically imperfect.
Based on the New York Times bestseller The Body Is Not an Apology, this workbook is an action guide to help readers practice the art of radical self-love both for themselves and to transform our society.
Sonya Renee Taylor is the founder and radical executive officer of TheBodyIsNotanApology.com. She is featured on HBO, BET, MTV, NPR, PBS, as well as CNN. Additionally, Taylor is in the New York Times, New York Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia, and many more.
160 Pages, paperback.
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Fumbling Toward Repair is a workbook by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan that includes reflection questions, skill assessments, facilitation tips, helpful definitions, activities, and hard-learned lessons intended to support people who have taken on the coordination and facilitation of formal community accountability processes to address interpersonal harm & violence.
Not for beginners! This workbook is intended for people with experience in community accountability work, whether as formal or informal facilitators, mediators, and survivors’ support people. It’s the book the creators wish they’d had when they were first starting out.
The exercises focus on self-accountability, assessing and growing your own skills, deciding whether or not to get involved, troubleshooting common problems, and improving your grasp of the technical nuts and bolts of accountability. Includes exercises to do on your own, with survivors, with perpetrators, and with your team.
Packed full of stories, perspectives from many people and situations, example documents, and more. This resource is deeply thoughtful, practical, and full of heart for the people who find their calling is to try to help mend the most broken relationships.
How to Achieve Your Best Health and Sexual Fitness at Any Age
After following The Hardness Factor, you will not only achieve optimal health and sexual fitness but also understand why the penis is the best barometer of a man’s health.
by Steven Lamm, MD
Despite attempts to erase LGBTQ+ people from all aspects of history, queer people have been around since the dawn of time.
Queer Magic celebrates influential queer people who played a part in a variety of religions and spiritual practices.
This book also includes prayers, spells, and meditations for the modern theist to incorporate into their spiritual practices.
Written by Tomás Prower.
Sex Is Fun! Creative Ideas for Exciting Sex by Kidder Kapers
A fully illustrated, interactive, and completely original sex manual, combining the innovative look of a graphic novel with nonfiction advice and activities for fearless fun in bed!
Your Guide to Dealing with Daily Drama, Stress, and Difficult Emotions Using DBT
Does a teenager in your life ever feel like their emotions are out of control? Is it hard for them to make friends, get a date, or get along with their parents? They aren’t alone! For some people, good relationships seem to come easily. But if you are like many others, you may need a little help.
This book offers evidence-based strategies to take control of reactions in order to respond effectively to peer pressure, bullying, cyberbullying, and gossip, helping to navigate the many social issues that make these years so challenging.
This dynamic book offers teens powerful tools based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help regulate emotions and build better relationships with parents, friends, and peers.
Confronting one of our last and most deeply rooted taboos—masturbation—noted sex expert and pro-sex feminist Betty Dodson, Ph.D., takes the shame out of self-love by creating a straightforward and appealing guidebook that reveals masturbation as a satisfying, vital form of sexual expression.
How can we heal from trauma? How can we support the survivors in our lives? How can we build relationships in an ethical way? This book may not offer all the answers, but it opens up discussions and offers a good place to start.
Learning Good Consent is a collection of multiple works by multiple authors on the topic of support for survivors of trauma, collected and edited by Cindy Crabb.
Learn the ropes of erotic bondage with this discreet knot-tying guide featuring a playful ribbon-tie closure. Follow the convenient step-by-step illustrations and discover how to restrain your partner simply and safely.
You’ll also learn how to fashion a suggestive rope corset, a crop for spanking, and other bedroom tricks that will have you bound for adventure!
Does “getting kinky” make you blush? Does it sound dirty? Well, it’s not, says Dr. Natasha. Kinky is just another way to have more fun in bed – and what couple who has been together for a few years couldn’t benefit from that?
Dr. Natasha comes to the rescue by helping you and your partner get in touch with your kinky side – with instructions that are as simple as they are sizzling. Whether it’s writing messages on your underwear, finding new uses for ice cubes or learning a little racy role play, you’ll push the limits of your inhibitions to sample and savor new sexual delights.
The common denominator is that breathing new life into familiar sex will make your connection more loving and intense both inside and outside of the bedroom.
The craft, the science and the loving art of flogging… by a 30-year veteran master flogger!
Possibly the most popular activity in the erotic power exchange lexicon, flogging offers sensations ranging from gentle massage through tearing agony.
Leatherman/educator Joseph W. Bean explains how to choose a flogger, negotiate a scene, read your partner’s mental and physical state, select patterns and strokes to create a palette of sensation, and much more!
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