i’m just saying, take as many selfies as you want.
there are multi-million dollar companies with old white men as ceos that profit off of your low self-esteem and self-hate.
I haven’t read all of these, but I’ve heard great things about every single one:
- Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century by the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
- The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
- Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression by Jana Evans Braziel
- Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere by Kate Harding
- The Woman’s Comfort Book by Jennifer Louden
- Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image by Harriet Brown
- Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity by Chloë Brushwood Rose
- Two Whole Cakes by Lesley Kinzel
- The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts by Hanne Blank
- The Care and Keeping of You by Valorie Schaefer
- Unbearable Weight by Susan BordoThe vast majority of body-positive books that I’m familiar with are aimed at women, though, so I’m afraid that I don’t have any recommendations that can apply to men and non-binary folk. If anyone else has some suggestions, please add them!
Some additions specifically for young kids:
- “What I Like About Me!” by Allia Zobel Nolan
- “Beautiful Girl: Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body” by Christiane Northrup and Kristina Tracy
- “Smile!” by Raina Telgemeier
- “The Skin I’m In” by Sharon G. Flake
- “101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body” by Brenda Lane Richardson and Elane Rehr
And a couple more for the general reader:
- “The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls” by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
- “The Invisible Woman: Confronting Weight Prejudice in America" by Charisse Goodman
- “No Fat Chicks: How Big Business Profits Making Women Hate Their Bodies and How to Fight Back" by Terry Poulton
What writings talk WOC through their issues with body image?