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The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love
by Sonya Renee Taylor

"To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves. . . . 'The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace."
—Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum


Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world—for us all.



Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of the Beauty Pageant in America Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of the Beauty Pageant in America
by Hilary Levey Friedman

A fresh exploration of American feminist history told through the lens of the beauty pageant world.

Many predicted that pageants would disappear by the 21st century. Yet they are thriving. America's most enduring contest, Miss America, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020. Why do they persist? In Here She Is, Hilary Levey Friedman reveals the surprising ways pageants have been an empowering feminist tradition. She traces the role of pageants in many of the feminist movement's signature achievements, including bringing women into the public sphere, helping them become leaders in business and politics, providing increased educational opportunities, and giving them a voice in the age of #MeToo.



Conceiving with Love: A Whole-Body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion, and Increasing Fertility Conceiving with Love: A Whole-Body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion, and Increasing Fertility
by Denise Wiesner

Supportive, practical advice for couples who are trying to conceive.

Denise Wiesner’s integrative East-meets-West approach, developed over twenty years of practice, has helped thousands of couples relax, reconnect, and conceive. The stress of trying to get pregnant can wreak havoc with a couple’s intimate relationship—right at a time when that connection is most important—and the frustration and shame couples may feel can have a harmful effect and reduce their chances of conceiving. Wiesner gives couples the tools they need to repair their sexual relationship, rebuild their self-confidence, and reclaim their intimacy and desire. She includes advice from leading experts in Western reproductive medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine; offers sensual practices from yoga, qigong, and Tantra; and answers questions couples have about sex, intimacy, and both naturally occurring and medically assisted fertility.



Flying Alone Flying Alone
by Elizabeth Ruggiero

At thirteen years old, Beth’s heart was broken when her father died suddenly. But there was a bigger challenge ahead when doctors told her she probably had multiple sclerosis at 22 years old. Beth vowed that this new challenge would not put restrictions on her life and embarked on a lifelong dream to fly for the airlines.



The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
by Sonya Renee Taylor

Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems.



Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot—and Relaunch Their Careers Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot—and Relaunch Their Careers
by Wendy Sachs

We are in the midst of a wild job market. Women hear words like hustle and grit and are told we need to think strategically, cultivate our own brands, and sell ourselves. But how do we do that? How do we pivot or radically relaunch our careers? How do we become unapologetically bold and badass—the boss of our own future?



All the Time in the World: A Novel All the Time in the World: A Novel
by Caroline Angell

An unforgettable debut about a young woman's choice between the future she's always imagined and the people she's come to love.



A Small Indiscretion: A Novel A Small Indiscretion: A Novel
by Jan Ellison

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE • With the emotional complexity of Everything I Never Told You and the psychological suspense of The Girl on the Train, O. Henry Prize winner Jan Ellison delivers a brilliantly paced, beautifully written debut novel about one woman’s reckoning with a youthful mistake.



A Small Indiscretion: A Novel A Small Indiscretion: A Novel
by Jan Ellison

With the brilliant pacing and emotional precision that won Jan Ellison an O. Henry Prize for her first published story, A Small Indiscretion announces a major new voice in suspense fiction as it unfolds a story of denial, obsession, love, forgiveness -- and one woman's reckoning with her own fateful mistakes.



While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal
by Elizabeth Enslin

Chronicling her personal quest for belonging in a foreign place, Enslin shares fascinating insights into the history, culture, and politics of this little understood corner of the world. Building on 25 years of family relationships and anthropological research, it reveals a compelling story of love, pregnancy, self-doubt, and prejudice in Nepal.



Sweet Nothings Sweet Nothings
by Janis Thomas

Ruby McMillan's husband leaves her with two children and to cope with her ruined dessert, an unpaid mortgage, and her failing bakery. Suddenly single again at the age of forty-four, she's beginning to discover that life is most delicious when you stop following a recipe and just live.



The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel
by Menna van Praag

Welcome to Hope Street, where literary ghosts give advice to the living, hot chocolate contains magical properties and hope is something you can hold in your hands. Discover a mysterious house where women come to hide their secrets, heal their broken hearts and risk everything to change their lives forever…