Body Positive Power
- Narrated by: Megan Jayne Crabbe
- Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-12-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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If you're tired of being at war with your body, then this audiobook is for you.
We've been convinced that happiness is something that comes only 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. It's how we've been taught to see our bodies that's 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 14 found herself spiralling into anorexia. After recovery she spent years dieting, binging and 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 percent of women don't hate the way they look.
A powerful call to arms as much as it is inspirational and practical, this audiobook is the life-changing answer you've been looking for.
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By Amazon Kunde on 05-22-18
Everybody should hear this book!
I really love this book and whould recommend it to everyone I know. i think the topic is extremely relevant, even just to give an understanding on how the standards on bodyimage can have an effect on all types of people.
thank you so much for writing this book.
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By owens94 on 04-18-18
Listen to her
I’ve hated my body for such a long time and what Megan says just makes sense making my body fit the ideals of advertising is not what I want my life to be. She makes you mad , sad and want to take on the world I know that’s what I’m going to do - once I’ve had a brew and a biscuit xxx :)
Thankyou Megan for making me see what I’ve been missing xx
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By Amazon Customer on 06-16-18
Never, EVER, has a book made me feel so empowered!
“We can’t see the beauty in everything that we are because we’ve been taught to first see everything that we’re not.”
― Megan Jayne Crabbe, Body Positive Power
I have been struggling with body image issues since I was 13, and was only last year given therapy for it (I'm 24). This was because I thought it was normal, and that everyone else thought like me; that it's completely normal to hate yourself to tears every day, to count calories like your life depends on it, to break down in every dressing room ever, to actively avoid every reflective vertical surface ever, to eat dodgy weight loss pills from the internet, to exercise to you vomit, to fantasise about cutting away pieces of your body, to lash out at everyone because you feel fat that day...
And as it turns out...... many girls think like me(?!?!), and it's an epidemic! and it's bad! Meghan spoke right to my heart, though her real-life stories, and the chapters written by others who had been fighting the same fight. She brought me to tears with the chapters of her experiences with ED, and the impacts that had on her and her loved ones.
What I enjoyed the most was how she went about stripping down diet culture to its bare bones, with such ease and humour (albeit irony and sarcasm haha). What I didn't enjoy was waking up and realising I've been fudged over for the best part of my teenage years, for some old white men somewhere to earn money on my misery. I am never getting those years back. I'm never getting that holiday back where I did nothing but fret over the lack of caloric data on the freshly prepared food I was eating. I am never getting back those hours in front of the mirror.
Another thing that made me sob was how she talked about the messed up system where you have to be a certain weight to be eligible for help, like
"you aren't thin enough for us to validate your cry for help." <--- this sucks!
This book is going to make you feel a lot of feelings! (and mind you I used the audiobook version on the bus...)
But what made me feel so incredibly empowered is that now I know what diet culture is about, I know how it works. I always knew something felt off, and now I know it isn't me. It's that 10 calories, appetite suppressant, metabolism boosting weight loss shake in the corner... And I am a unicorn and you all better believe it because Megan said so.
Please please read this book, even if you have always loved yourself and you already feel a million bucks. It's a great read, and very entertaining!
(PS: if you know someone with eating disorders it's a good read if you're looking to being supportive of that person. Also if you're in recovery this book gives warnings before passages with potentially triggering content.)
Thank you xoxox Jo
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By tarah doyle on 04-21-18
My whole perspective has change
This book has just my whole perspective on body image and the weight loss industry. It has also made me have a good hard look at my own beliefs. This book is well researched and well-written. I could listen to Megan's voice all day. I will be recommending this book to everyone I know.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Gillian M. on 08-05-18
Lifechanging - Didn't want it to end
Every chapter hits home and opens up a whole new way of thinking about body image, love and acceptance. So powerfully raw and sensical, seeing deeper into the horrifying truths of diet culture and beauty industries is truly eye opening and liberating. Can't recommend enough.