Jes Baker: Things no one will tell fat girls
Where do I begin? I first heard about Jes Baker through Instagram, then I finally met her last week giving a presentation about body love at Creative Tribe in Tucson. I felt like the luckiest person on earth! After her eye-opening speech and her talk about how simple it can be to become happy when you finally love yourself, I felt so encouraged and self-confident! Luckily she was also selling her book, which I thought about to buy by myself 2 days before, but I did hold back curiosity since I was going to meet her.
She is really a very heartwarming and inspirational lady, with so many good thoughts about diversity and social issues in our community. Her book is as inspirational as her presentation she had that day and I do enjoy her book. It is written in a personal and entertaining way. It feels almost like talking to a good friend. Very good job Jes Baker!
In her book, she gives a lot of insights of her research, her thoughts, tips, and tricks in how we can improve to love our bodies and to respect each others body. From the history of fat-shaming to pop-culture, body-love movement, and her personal story she did nothing left out about this important topic to know. Included are also essays from guest experts.
A very informational book which I recommend everybody who wants to feel confident again in their own body, or is confused by societies beauty norms. The title might be a bit misleading because it is not just about fat-shaming, it is about shaming people for their bodies in general. Maybe the title should be changed into "Things no one will tell people who are unhappy with their bodies" (I guess it's a too long title).
This book is a great resource for my researches and observations about social discriminations based on your body.