5 Body Positivity Books

Body positivity is so important

We need to learn to love ourselves instead of disliking things about us that society has told us we should hate. Cellulite? Yeah AND? We all have it! It is totally normal and we should embrace it instead of spending thousands of pounds on trying to get rid of it! Spotty skin? TOTALLY normal, everyone gets spots there aren’t many people out there that have totally smooth skin like those adverts, let’s be honest. Curves are beautiful, skinny is beautiful ANY SIZE is beautiful. So if you are needing a little confidence boost and the magazines and media are getting you down then we have a list of the top 5 Body Positivity books you need to be reading right now.

1. Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body & live.

By Megan Jayne Crabbe.

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.

2. Am I ugly? By Michelle Elman

Am I Ugly? is this inspiring woman's compelling and deeply personal memoir that describes her childhood experiences of life-threatening health problems, long stays in hospital and fifteen complex surgeries that left her scarred, both mentally and physically. The narrative follows Michelle's journey from illness to health, and from childhood to adulthood as she deals with her body-confidence issues to embrace both her scars and her body – and help others to do the same.

3. The Beauty Myth: How images of beauty are used against women

By Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and the media, in relationships between men and women, between women and women. With pertinent and intelligent examples, she confronts the beauty industry and its advertising and uncovers the reasons why women are consumed by this destructive obsession.

4. Things no one will tell a fat girl: A handbook of unapologetic living

By Jes Baker

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation to reject fat prejudice, fight body-shaming at the hands of the media, and join this life-changing movement with one step: change the world by loving your body.

5. A life full of glitter: A guide to positive thinking, self-acceptance and finding your sparkle in a (sometimes) negative world.

By Anna O’Brien

A Life Full of Glitter is a modern guide to positive thinking presented through relevant research, captivating storytelling, and plenty of humour. In reading this book, you will:

  • Learn quick tips and tricks for shifting your mind to think positively
  • Be introduced to new ways to address every day challenges
  • Master how to move on from feelings and experiences that are holding you back from happiness