Episode 113: Bodies and Radical Self-Love with Gemma

The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee-Taylor is one of the best books we’ve ever read about body positivity. We’re sharing our first discussion, coinciding with chapter one of the book, that was recorded live on Twitch – and not originally intended to be a podcast episode, so please note the sound quality is not 100% up to our usual standard.

Opening up about our own experiences with our bodies was like going to group therapy with your best friends. Being joined by our community friend and moderator, Gemma, who brought her experience with disability and fatness added another very important element to this discussion.

Learning that we don’t need to apolgise for existing in our bodies is revolutionary and, as Sonya Renee Taylor states, radical. This conversation is so important to have, that’s why we’re sharing it on our wider podcast.

Just some of the topics we bring up:

  • Fatness
  • Body shame
  • Disability
  • Neurodiversity
  • Loving our bodies where they are
  • Self-love
  • Filling our own cup
  • Guilt

We’d love to know your thoughts! Have you joined book club yet? Are you reading along with us?


“We just need to be and be becoming.” – Gemma

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