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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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All You Need Is Love: 20 New Book Releases Just In Time for Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and we’re making it easy to celebrate love, with your love of books! Our list of new releases for this week are all love stories – and because love comes in all shapes, sizes and forms, we have a pretty diverse group of books for you. Some focus on romantic and erotic love, others on the love of family and friends. We’re celebrating LGBTQ love, forbidden love, love of self, and lost-love-found-again; Wallis In Love, one of the favorite new releases looks at how the love-life of the Duchess of Windsor actually changed the entire monarchy. Because some love stories don’t end happily, we have some books of those, too. Take a look below at our list of…

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Life After ‘Cat Person’: Why We Need Feminist Novels

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If you haven’t read the short by Kristen Roupenian, ‘Cat Person,’ which just went viral last week, you absolutely have to. Many women find themselves relating to her story, which is why the author sold her collection of short stories so that everyday people will get to experience her truthful writing with an impact, again and again! As you eagerly await the short story collection, there are some other novels being released in the upcoming weeks that follow women’s lives and honest subjects we never knew we needed to learn about until now, inclusive to all women: Black women, transgender, and gay. We all understand the importance and impact of feminism in our lives. Here are 10 feminist novels that…

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