Jes and Krista will be leading us in an author talk on the 19th.
Be sure to RSVP and learn more about the Body Lit Book Club which will be opening up to new members this fall.
This book club is my friend Krista’s baby and this is more from her website about her body love book club:
“At BodyLit, we’re a literary bunch who focus on improving our body love by devouring body-positive books written by powerful, inspirational plus-size women. And our community is so much more than a book club.
Our community supports YOU in becoming the star of your own body-positive story.
It can be a really long journey to confidence if you’ve spent years just. trying. to. survive! in a society where Fatphobia, bullying, and cruelty masquerade as concern for your health. My guess is right now, you’re in the middle of your struggle — and it’s hard to see that you’re about to emerge on the other side, stronger than ever.
Here’s what I’ve found (and psychology research backs me up on this): reading and journaling are two of the best ways to improve your self confidence.
And it’s not rocket science. It’s actually very simple.
These are the confidence-building steps we follow in BodyLit:
Join your community and instantly make a ton of friends who know exactly what you’re going through.
Read the stories of the body-positive folks who have struggled with the exact things you’re struggling with, and emerged on the other side to become the body-positive role models we know and love.
Adopt pieces of their stories and plug them right into your own life.
Become the hero of your own body positive story by living your life fully, abundantly, just the way you are.
Join. Read. Adopt. Become.
So simple, right? But I want to warn you about something:
Don’t keep struggling on your own. It’s too hard, too discouraging. It’s too lonely trying to make sense of a concept as nebulous and powerful and rich as “body positivity” in a world infiltrated by Fatphobia and body shame, where there’s a new fad diet or reason to FEAR FOR YOUR HEALTH lurking around every corner.
Us BodyLit folks, we’re so much more than a book club — because when you’re fighting Fatphobia, you need your team. We’re a community of body-positive strivers and seekers and battle-scarred veterans.
So what do you think? Want to find out what your body-positive story can be? Want to become your own hero?