Thursday, July 14, 2016

Body Positive: Loving Yourself Unapologetically

There's a new campaign that we've been seeing the fruits of in a lot of recent library materials, one we're happy to see in the spotlight: body positivity, which is defined by Marie Southard Ospina at Bustle  as "the idea that all bodies are good bodies...the body positivity movement strives to create representation from marginalized bodies. We want to see fat bodies, queer bodies, bodies of color, and everything in between, up front and center in mainstream media." It's lighting up the internet, too - we've seen body positive yoga and body positive cartoons, among other things, and Huffington Post has a Body Positivity section.

We've compiled a list of books from the library catalog which espouse body positivity for adult readers, which we hope will help in the "[creation of] a world in which people are liberated from self-hatred, value their beauty and identity, and use their energy and intellect to make positive changes in their own lives and in the world."


Diary of a F.A.T. (Fed Up and Tired) Girl by Tanisha Thomas

The Unapologetic Fat Girl's Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts by Hanne Blank [eBook]

Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large by Kim Brittingham [eBook]


Dietland by Sarai Walker

Making It Big by Lyndsay Russell [eBook]

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy [YA]

If you are looking at addressing the issue of body positivity with the younger set, try these lists from A Mighty Girl and Buzzfeed.

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