The war on body image is fought behind closed doors, in dressing rooms, closets, bathrooms, and in the darkest corners of our society. It is a war that has claimed many lives and will continue to do so as it rages, a war rooted in self-hatred and self-loathing, born out of the media and pop-culture's idea of what it means to be beautiful. Beauty pageants, swimsuit calendars, "thigh gap," for longer than we care to admit, Americans have allowed our children- girls and boys- to participate in a culture where they are rewarded for how they look rather than their strong minds and hearts. Thankfully, the body positivity revolution has begun.
My Body My Words a collection of bodies
"In My Body, My Words we take an unforgettable walk with writers through an array of physical temples, from abuse to discovery to triumph. We see our own spirit in these stories of glory and pain and uncover ultimate truths that illuminate our outer and inner selves." - Morowa Yejidé, author of Time of the Locust: A Novel
"My Body, My Words is an honest, heartfelt collection of fearless essays that is not to be missed." - Chloé McFeters, director of You Look a Lot Like Me and author of The Ally Within
"A gorgeous and powerful anthology exploring all things body image, My Body, My Words will take you on a journey through experiences of fear, hate, love, and evolution that writers of all ages, body types and backgrounds experience with their bodies, while calling for a self-love and a body positivity revolution." - E. Ce. Miller, Bustle Magazine
"My Body, My Words: A Collection of Bodies is not just another essay anthology. It brings together a diverse selection of voices for important conversations around body image and identity. Some are quick but powerful reads that pack a punch; others are longer meditations that chip away at the walls we put up around such delicate topics. All will resonate with you and stay with you for a long time to come." - Elizabeth Enteman, Hello Giggles