We discuss Sonya Renee Taylor’s The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love. Though not a book about alcohol recovery, self-love and self-acceptance are both integral aspects of sobriety. Shelley and Jackie talk about how their relationships with their own bodies changed after sobriety, and how stopping drinking gave them the time, energy and clarity to start paying that internal power forward.
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Black women to follow if you’re ready to start doing the work of anti-racism:
Layla Saad’s Good Ancestor Podcast is an essential listen
Rachel Cargle’s Unpacking White Feminism lecture is excellent.
Creighton Leigh is doing important work in creating ways to give back directly to women of color.
Tarana Burke is an activist who first coined the phrase #metoo
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About The Body Is Not An Apology
What to expect: An all-bodies positive treatise with actionable steps toward change
“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.”
—The Body is Not an Apology