Radical Self-Love Book Tour Launch Party Announced for Valentine's Day



Impact Hub Oakland: 2323 Broadway, Oakland, Califronia 94612


Wednesday, February 14 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM

What's Good?

Join poet, activist, and author Sonya Renee Taylor in an evening of art and joy as she celebrates the arrival of her newest labor of love, The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love with her Bay area family.

In a revolutionary departure from the corporate self-help and body-positivity movement, and with an examination of the intersection of radical self-love and social justice, The Body Is Not an Apology takes its name from the movement Taylor started and the organization she directs.

Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies.

The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world -- for us all.

This event is co-sponsored by Impact HUB Oakland and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Saami Bloom