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Amy Spalding on a Fat Character Who’s Not the “Before”

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Readers looking for a fun and summery YA rom-com won’t want to miss The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles). The novel follows Abby Ives, a gay girl and plus-sized fashion blogger on a mission to find the best burger in LA and to score a paid position at the boutique where she interns. Along the way, she falls in love with another girl interning at the shop, photographer Jordi Perez. Here author Amy Spalding writes about her connection to Abby and the importance of fat narratives that don’t treat characters like before and after photos. Like most writers, I have a constant list of book ideas taking up space in my…

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My Body Is Not an Apology: Interview with Author Sonya Renee Taylor

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From TV to magazines to the Internet, we’re constantly bombarded with images of the “perfect” body. It’s no wonder that for so many of us, our bodies feel lacking or unworthy. If only I could just lose a little weight, we tell ourselves. If only I could look like that person. It’s a thought that has, sadly, become a daily mantra for millions of us. Thankfully, Sonya Renee Taylor is trying to change that narrative. Author of the new self-help book, The Body is Not an Apology, Taylor has spent years examining how we relate to our bodies. And she’s here to tell you: it’s time for a little radical self-love. Through both her book and her website of the same…

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