How often do you read? According to studies, a 6-minute read can reduce stress levels by up to 68%. Yup, reading not only serves as an exercise for your mind, but it also helps your overall being by lessening the stress.
This World Book Day, we’ve rounded up our favorite body-positive books that will inspire you to wear confidence and celebrate your shape.
1. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay, an American writer, professor, editor, and the author of the New York Times best-selling essay collection Bad Feminist shows her vulnerable self as she opened up about her emotional and psychological struggles with food, health, and body image in this memoir.
This body is resilient. It can endure all kinds of things. My body offers me the power of presence. My body is powerful. - Roxane Gay
2. Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide to Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World by Anuschka Rees
Anuschka Rees, a writer and self-confessed serial-dieter (ex serial-dieter) and beauty fanatic (former beauty fanatic) considered writing this book as her self-therapy. This book is about the simple, concrete, and straightforward ways how to keep your insecurities out of the way of living your best life.
People with a healthy body image don’t love their hips or their waist anymore than their lungs or their sense of balance. Looking in the mirror doesn’t give them a tingly jolt of happy energy. In fact, the reason they’re at peace with their bodies is precisely because they don’t have strong feelings about their physical appearance. - Anuschka Rees
3. Body Talk: How to Embrace Your Body and Start Living Your Best Life by Katie Sturino
Katie Sturino, an entrepreneur, author, and body acceptance advocate wrote this illustrated guide-meets-workbook to help us from obsessing about body issues and focus on self-love. This book also includes empowering affirmations, relatable anecdotes, and actionable takeaways.
There is nothing at all wrong with you. There is only everything right. - Katie Sturino
Have you read one of these books? Do you have other body-positive books to recommend? Let us know and connect with us on social @shapermint!