Recensie: Landwhale van Jess Baker

Recensie: Landwhale van Jess BakerLandwhale by Jess Baker
Published by Seal press on 8 mei 2018
Genres: memoire
Pages: 272
Format: paperback
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By the author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and a heroine of the body image movement, an intimate, gutsy memoir about being a fat woman
Jes Baker burst onto the body positivity scene when she created her own ads mocking Abercrombie & Fitch for discriminating against all body types--a move that landed her on the Today Show and garnered a loyal following for her raw, honest, and attitude-filled blog missives.
Building on the manifesta power of Things, this memoir goes deeply into Jes's inner life, from growing up a fat girl to dating while fat. With material that will have readers laughing and crying along with Jes's experience, this new book is a natural fit with her irreverent, open-book style.
A deeply personal take, Landwhale is a glimpse at life as a fat woman today, but it's also a reflection of the unforgiving ways our culture still treats fatness, all with Jes's biting voice as the guide.

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Recensie: Things no one will tell fat girls: A handbook for unapologetic living van Jes Baker

Recensie: Things no one will tell fat girls: A handbook for unapologetic living van Jes BakerThings no one will tell fat girls: A handbook for unapologetic living by Jes Baker
Published by Seal press on 27 oktober 2015
Genres: Self-help
Pages: 240
Format: paperback
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THIS IS JES BAKER'S BODY-LOVE PARTY, AND YOU'RE INVITED.

Among the many Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls that you don't want to miss:
1. It's Possible to Love Your Body (Today. Now.)
2. You Can Train Your Brain to Play Nice
3. Your Weight Is Not a Reflection Of Your Worth
4. Changing Your Tumblr Feed Will Change Your Life
5. Salad Will Not Get You to Heaven
6. Cheesecake Will Not Send You to Hell

With her trademark wit, honesty, and rallying spirit, veteran blogger and advocate Jes Baker makes the case for embracing a body-positive worldview, changing perceptions about weight, and making mental wellness a priority. Alongside notable guest essayists, Baker calls on all people to reject fat prejudice, fight body-shaming at the hands of marketing and media, and join the life-changing movement with one step: change the world by loving your body. If you're a person with a body, this book is for you.

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