In a month that seems to center ooey gooey romantic feelings, we’re here with your gentle reminder to prioritize your most important relationship: the one with y-o-u. Show yourself love with these audiobooks that celebrate the different ways that bodies look and function. From personal essays to relatable fiction to the pep talk you didn’t know you needed, each of these listens is ready to meet you where you are and encourage you to turn some of those mushy feelings inward. Go ahead, crush on yourself.
Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but itâ€™s hard. But thereâ€™s one person whoâ€™s always in Charlieâ€™s corner: her best friend Amelia. So when Charlie starts a tentative relationship with Brian, the first guy to notice her, everything is perfect until she learns one thing—he asked Amelia out first.
Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.
â€œFipps bursts onto the middle-grade scene with her debut, a verse novel that shines because of Ellieâ€™s keen and emotionally striking observations. As she draws readers in with her smart and succinct voice, Ellie navigates the difficult map of knowing she deserves better treatment while struggling with the conflict that’s necessary to achieve it.”—Booklist, starred review
Mara Altman’s volatile and apprehensive relationship with her body has led her to wonder about a lot of stuff over the years. With a combination of personal anecdotes and fascinating research, Gross Anatomy holds up a magnifying glass to our beliefs, practices, biases, and body parts and shows us the naked truth: that there is greatness in our grossness.
One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparentâ€”but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. In Disability Visibility, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing audiobook collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.
In Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, Phoebe Robinson tackles a wide range of topics like giving feminism a tough-love talk on intersectionality and telling society’s beauty standards to kick rocks. She’s struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jeans size. She knows about trash because she sees it every day.
Coming in May 2021. Katie Sturino knows all too well what itâ€™s like to be down on yourself. She spent thirty years of her life feeling ashamed of her body and its self-determined wrongness. Now Sturino is here to help you stop obsessing about your body issues, focus on self-love, and free up space in your brain for creative and productive energy: Body Talk encourages you to spend less time thinking about how you look and what you eat and more time discovering your inner fierceness.