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Who created it? Bedrick, David, author.
What's it called? You can't judge a body by its cover : 17 women's stories of hunger, body shame, and redemption / David Bedrick.
Who published it? Santa Fe, NM : Belly Song Press, [2020]
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 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  306.4613 Bed  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 226 pages ; 22 cm
What's it about? Why is today's diet industry pulling in 70 billion dollars every year, while when people go on a diet, only five percent of them succeed and the rest gain weight or stay the same? Here's why: A heavy, shamed body is a body with an unheard message and a thwarted quest, and until the secrets are unlocked and the wisdom is harvested, that impasse will be unbreachable. In these pages, Bedrick offers seventeen stories of individual women who open the door to their souls: stories of shame and self-love, victimization and empowerment, being small and being big, fear and hope. Stories that are both powerful and intimate. These are the stories from bodies impacted by sexism and racism, rape and harsh parental criticism, and by the deepest hungers for an authentic life. The women in this book were not successful or unsuccessful. They began a process of self-understanding, of dropping the shame that bound them to a self-abusing lens about their bodies. They began a process of learning to express their power, creativity, beauty, and intelligence with themselves, in relationships, and in the world. They became more empowered leaders and social agents. They began embracing their sovereignty, defining themselves as an authority, and living a more authentic path as they unfold their life project in a bolder and more self-loving manner. This book is the culmination of years of study, research, and practice. Since 2001, I've been helping women who seek me out because they're unhappy and they want to change their bodies. In the book, I've gathered the most compelling stories and share them as case studies. These case study chapters are bookended by a richly contextualizing introduction and a conclusion.--Publisher.
Helpful subjects! Body image in women -- Case studies.
Weight loss -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Women -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Shame -- Case studies.
Physical-appearance-based bias -- Case studies.
Discrimination against overweight persons -- Case studies.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Case studies.
Self-esteem in women -- Case studies.
Other titles to try! You can not judge a body by its cover
You cannot judge a body by its cover
Special numbers! 9780999809488 paperback
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