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Body Positive Power
Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body and live | Megan Jayne Crabbe
IF YOU'RE TIRED OF BEING AT WAR WITH YOUR BODY, THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. We've been convinced that happiness is something that only comes once we hit that goal weight, get those washboard abs, shrink ourselves down and change every part of ourselves. We believe that our bodies are the problem, but this is not true. Its how weve been taught to see our bodies thats the problem... It's time for us all to stop believing the lies we've been fed about what it means to be beautiful, and take our power back. Megan's body image issues began when she was five years old. She spent her childhood chasing thinness, and at fourteen found herself spiralling into anorexia. After recovery she spent years dieting, binging, losing and gaining weight. But then she found body positivity, quit dieting, and finally escaped the cult of thin. Now she's determined to let as many people as possible know the truth: that we are all good enough as we are. With her inimitable flair, whip-smart wit and kickass attitude, Megan argues for a new way of seeing ourselves, and a world where every body is celebrated. Where there is no such thing as a bikini body diet and 97% of women dont hate the way they look. A powerful call to arms as much as it is inspirational and practical, this book is the life-changing answer youve been looking for.
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ginganinja
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I didn't think I'd like this one that much (I'm usually not about "self-help" books), but so far, so good.

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WomanistBibliophile
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The notion that low self esteem results from a lack of intelligence or a failure of intellect is a pernicious one. It‘s also a false & regressive narrative, one that punishes people for their vulnerabilities & sensitivity. Humans are innately connective, we pick up cues from our surroundings as a matter of adaptability & survival. It is no personal failure of intelligence or “agency” to internalise the dominant standards of appearance

Weaponxgirl I agree, it‘s also a great way to shut down the conversation by trying to imply that you are in fact the one who thinks less of people by implying that these images can be damaging. 10mo
WomanistBibliophile @Weaponxgirl you‘re so right, it‘s an attempt to shut off discussions; a kind of gaslighting really, to make people doubt their experiences. 10mo
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Mimi28
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Heyas, sorry I haven‘t been around much. Things are incredibly bad with my boyfriend. He is only actual human I have contact with besides my mom. I love him soo much. I haven‘t been eating much. I actually wanted to start throwing up again, but then I remembered I have this book out from the library. I follow her on Instagram and she is fantastic. I may wimp out and read a mind- numbing graphic novel again, but it‘s the thought that counts, right?

JoScho Michelle you hang in there! You take care of your mind and body. Sending love 💕 13mo
hermyknee This book is really good. We‘re here for you 💝 13mo
Insightsintobooks Take care, I hope things get better 13mo
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Mimi28 @JoScho Thanks ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Mimi28 @hermyknee Thanks!! ❤️❤️ 13mo
Mimi28 @Insightsintobooks Thanks ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
readordierachel That absolutely counts. Sending good thoughts to you ❤ 13mo
CouronneDhiver 🤗🤗🤗 Don‘t count us out... we‘re totally here for you. Please take good care of your mind and body and soul. 13mo
Redwritinghood Feel for you. 💕💕 13mo
batsy Take care of yourself ❤️ 13mo
Jas16 Sending you lots of love and support. ❤️ 13mo
quietjenn Sending you lots of good thoughts 💙 13mo
CoffeeK8 Sending you positive thoughts 💕 13mo
Mimi28 @readordierachel Thanks ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Mimi28 @CouronneDhiver I won‘t, thanks ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Mimi28 @Redwritinghood Thanks!! ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Mimi28 @Jas16 Thanks ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Mimi28 @quietjenn Thanks ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Mimi28 @CoffeeK8 Thanks ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
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tealwish
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" Imagine if tomorrow all the images changed. No more Photoshop. No more exclusion. Real diversity and real bodies displayed for all the world to see. Imagine every person being able to open a magazine or turn on their screens and see themselves represented, see bodies just like theirs being celebrated as beautiful and worthy of cover pictures or leading roles. I think the effect on our self-esteem would be undeniable."

Stacy_31 I follow her on IG and love seeing her body positive posts!! 14mo
tpixie Lovely!!! 14mo
tpixie Welcome to the #LitsyFamily ♥️📚♥️ 14mo
tealwish @Stacy_31 She's inspiring! The book challenges the way I think about things. Not sure why but it is taking me awhile to read it, but it's really good! 14mo
tealwish @tpixie Thank you!! Glad to join in here! 14mo
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JoScho
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Oh my goodness Liz! What an amazing care package! BPP has been at the top of my want list for the longest! And yes yes yes to Child Free and Lovin‘ It! The mug is straight up amazing and so many self care items-bath bomb, face masks, cocoa, mug cake, and popcorn. The scarf is fabulous. I am using this and you as my grateful post today. I am grateful for beautiful friends that lift your spirit and remind you of the beauty in the world. 💖🤗💖🤗💖

JoScho Thank you so very much for your kindness and friendship Liz @hermyknee 1y
Lovesbooks87 That's amazing!!! 1y
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AmyG How nice!!! 💕 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego What a fantastic gift haul!! ♀️✊🏼 1y
squirrelbrain What a lovely gift! 🎁 1y
TrishB Lovely 💕 1y
hermyknee I‘m so glad you got it today! I hope it lifts your spirits as you finish the work week and I hope you have a lovely break for thanksgiving! 💖💗💖 1y
JoScho @hermyknee it for sure lifted my spirits! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving as well! 🤗💖 1y
Avanders 🥰😍🥰 1y
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hermyknee
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#gratitude30 #beauty

*All images pulled from bodyposipanda‘s IG account (author of the tagged book!)

Artists on IG:
“Stretch marks are lightning bolts to prove you are a powerful force of nature.” by peyjune

“Another person‘s beauty is not the absence of your own.” by maxine.sarah.art

“You don‘t need abs to be fab.” by mellyemclark

JoScho 🙌🏼💖🙌🏼💖🙌🏼 1y
Craftylikefox 💕💕💕💕 1y
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hermyknee
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ALL THE YES.

If you have ever struggled with accepting your body, no matter who you are, this one‘s for you 💖💖💖

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hermyknee
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Spent a couple hours at the dog park listening to the tagged book and playing fetch with my sweet girl (Charlie trailing behind after her all the time)! I am really finding Megan‘s book both empowering and illuminating about diet culture and how ingrained it is in our society.

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JoScho 💖💖💖 1y
Leftcoastzen Cute ! 1y
RadicalReader @hermyknee playing fetch with Fido is always fun so sweet and enjoyable time for dog and owner 1y
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hermyknee
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Haiku inspired by this wonderful book 💖

Okay okay it has nothing to do with Halloween, but c‘est la vie 🤷🏻‍♀️

#halloweenhaiku18 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk

blithebuoyant A few years ago I lamented to my grandmother that I would never be thin enough to pull of lingerie and animal ears as a Halloween costume and she made me promise I would do it anyway someday 😂 There‘s your Halloween tie in! 1y
hermyknee @blithebuoyant 💖💖💖 1y
JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Haiku respect! 1y
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hermyknee
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Got this one with my audible credit and I couldn‘t be more thrilled! #audio #commute

LeanneAslin I've never heard of her, but I'm all for body positivity and I LOVE her hair! 1y
JoScho Yay!!!! 1y
Bookworm.Nerd I love her!! Her book is on my the pile of books to get 😍 1y
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hermyknee
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Three weeks - I can‘t wait!!! 💕

Whimsical.Curiosity I love her on insta! 1y
hermyknee @Whimsical.Curiosity me, too! 1y
JoScho She is the absolute best! 💖 1y
Mimi28 She‘s awesome!! ❤️❤️ 1y
Stacy_31 Love her! 1y
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JoScho
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This has been at the top of my TBR for the longest but doesn‘t get released in the US until September. I am so excited!! I adore her!! 💜💜💜 #netgalley #bodypositivepower

hermyknee Aaaahhh i cant wait to read it!!! 2y
JoScho @hermyknee try requesting it on Netgalley. 🤞💜 (edited) 2y
tammysue 👍🏻💗 2y
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Stacy_31 Love her!! 2y
JoScho @Stacy_31 she is awesome! 💖 2y
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hermyknee
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Can‘t wait for her book to come to the United States!

vkois88 Thank you for reminding me I have this on Netgalley to read!! 2y
JoScho Me too! I have been dying to get it and have been tempered to order it from book depository. She is amazing! 💖💖💖 2y
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JoScho
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Congrats to the wonderful @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego and thanks for doing this girl power giveaway.
This author is beautiful and amazing and represents body positive image in such a wonderful way. If you don‘t follow her on Instagram yet I highly recommend it! She is empowering and uplifting. Her name is bodyposipanda. 💜💕
#girlpowergiveaway #giveaway

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh love her. I started to follow her on IG after seeing a post about her on Litsy. I might of even been you 😄. Thanks for entering ♀️✊ 2y
JoScho @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have definitely posted this before but she is just so fabulous and I adore her. Thanks for the giveaway 💕 2y
GripLitGrl Love your photo!📸 2y
JoScho @GripLitGrl thank you 💜 2y
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hermyknee
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✨Art by positivelypresent on IG✨
Saw this post on Instagram and wanted to share! I can‘t wait to get my hands on bodyposipanda‘s book!

#selfcare #positivity

Chrissyreadit ❤️ 2y
tammysue 💜 2y
Christine11 💗 2y
JoScho Me too!! She is so inspiring. 2y
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JoScho
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Sadly, I don‘t own this #selfimprovement book yet! It is only available in the UK right now. This woman is beautiful and amazing. If you don‘t follow her on Instagram yet I highly recommend it! She is empowering and uplifting. Her name is bodyposipanda. #riotgrams 💜💕

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Her IG looks empowering, too bad you can't get her book yet.... ( @Bessiecat you should check her IG out, I think you'd like it.) 2y
JoScho @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego she really is amazing. Hopefully her book will be available in the US in the fall. 2y
vkois88 Do we know anyone in the UK who may be able/willing to ship one over if you cover cost? 2y
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sparingqueen I live in Canada and my sister bought this book for me for Christmas (haven‘t read it yet). I know she ordered it online, but I‘m not sure from who, or how much it cost. 2y
JoScho @vkois88 @sparingqueen I just realized I can order it from book depository!!! 2y
vkois88 @joscho yay!! I'm glad you got it sorted out 😊 2y
mcipher Her hair is amazing!! 2y
sparingqueen 👍🏼 2y
TNbookworm @JoScho thanks for the recommendation, just checked her IG out👍 2y
Bessiecat @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ah she is AWESOME!!! I have been following her on IG for years, she‘s my favourite bopo account. 2y
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Another 5 🌟 review! As someone who has struggled with BDD for years, it was a welcome read. Everyone should read this book.

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Chelsey
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Megan is just awesome. I've been following her body positivity Instagram (@bodyposipanda)for a while now and I'm so excited for her. Today is her UK publication date. I'm not sure when it comes out in the US but you can bet I'll be pre-ordering!

RiotMom Aw, I've been following her on insta for awhile! I love her! 2y
Karen3 I just found her last night and I love her! Excited for her book to come out. 2y
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