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"Body Positivity Power" By Megan Jayne Crabbe

If you made it through what has been by far the longest month ever, welcome to February! This month, let's focus on you loving you, every bit of your glorious form. Love yourself and teach others to do the same.

The reason we chose this book and it resonates so much with us is the fact that the dieting industry is one of the most lucrative industries in the country.

We have all, at one point or another, been made to feel like we aren't doing enough to change the way that we look, and we haven't tried enough trends and ideas that people, who often have had no experience on the issue, shares to help us improve.

Yes, we can become the best versions of ourselves, but certainly not before we've spent inordinate amounts of money trying to buy society's glamorized dream form.

Well, Megan Jayne Crabbe shares a different narrative, one that is more aligned with real life as a plus-sized woman living today. She did not write this to line the pockets of money-hungry corporation with the insecurities of more plus-sized women.

We review Body Positivity Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe to set us on a light, confident and positive note for the rest of the year.

Crabbe is an anorexia survivor, anti-diet enthusiast, and believer in body acceptance and intersectional body positivity.

She didn't become the person who wrote this book without going through so many of the experiences shared herself. Megan struggled with body image issues at the age of five, and her childhood was mostly spent chasing thinness,an obsession which later spiralled into anorexia at fourteen.

After she recovered, she spent years dieting, binging, losing and gaining weight. Eventually, she found body positivity, quit dieting, and finally escaped trying to be thin. Now she is on a quest to let as many people as possible know the truth: we are good enough as we are.

If you are tired of being at war with your body, then this book is for you.

Crabbe, in her direct, humorous and uplifting voice, has made a marvellous effort to challenge the idea that happiness exists only after a weight goal, or a woman is less deserving because of her weight. She delves into the health aspects and is very clear that we need to question the lies we have been told about our bodies and begin on a new path to living free of those mental constraints.

It is great writing with a wonderful message. You can get a copy here.

Submitted by: Kelechi


"New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."
~Mark Twain
"Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true."
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

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