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Book Review - Things No One Tells Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living - Jes Baker
Jes Baker is a blogger and a mental health professional. She preaches the importance of body autonomy, self love and mental health. She has worked with several companies including JcPenney, Yours Clothing and Curvy Girl Lingerie to promote more plus size fashion.
Prior to writing this book, Jes challenged the CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch's branding effort about marketing to "cool, good looking people" by changing their logo to "Attractive and Fat", and this drew the attention of CNN, Huffington Post and other renowned media houses.
Jes has since then (and even before) been a passionate activist of the self love movement. Hence, publishing her manifesto and guide for unapologetic living - Things No One Tells Fat Girls.
In the book, she begins by sharing her self love journey. She recalls how she was crippled with shame for years because of her size. She attributed her progress through this journey of self love to writing, researching and speaking to others who have overcome their own shame.
Jes's book is a perfect mix of positivity and realism. She shares secrets in ways which make her readers feel at home and resonate with her words. She acknowledges the different stages in the self love journey and wrote Things No One Tells Fat Girls to speak to anyone regardless of their present stage in the journey.
In a later section of the book, Jes bursts the myths of do's and don't for fat people. In her view, the body is a work of art with diverse dimensions and uniqueness. She encourages her readers to accept their bodies, break the rules, dress confidently and be happy. She even goes a step further to include transgenders in her audience.
Things No One Tells Fat Girls is a good book which teaches women of all sizes to understand the distinction in everyone's path of self love and accept the quest to progress slowly yet steadily. It will not only help you love yourself but help you to make a mental shift to view yourself and life in a positive and healthy way.
It's a powerful and uplifting book for women and I loved every bit of it except the title. Jes Baker definitely takes the bull by the horns in it, and creates a beautiful guide on self love and body positivity for all plus size women.
You can purchase the book on Amazon.
Submitted by: Kelechi
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