I’ve never done a book review before, and to be honest I’m not really sure if this counts as one because it’s basically going to be me saying how amazing this book is!
I bought this book because I’d seen Megan (aka bodyposipanda) online and I’d always wondered how she found peace with herself.
She writes in such a lovely way, with plenty of humour thrown in and lots of facts and statistics that I found really interesting (and eye-opening!)
She writes about diet culture and debunks all the myths we all believe, she writes about her own recovery process from her eating disorder, she writes about how we’ve all been taught, unwillingly, to hate our own reflections and at the end she even includes a ‘what to do next’ section which I found very useful!
I thought it would be nice to share with you what I’ve learned from reading this book:
1) My body is good enough!
I should put that in bold with big sparkly letters and read it every single day until the message sinks in!
All my body does every single day is fight to keep me alive, and all I’ve been doing in return is ripping my reflection to pieces and ironing out my ‘flaws’
I’ve posted this photo before on my blog but it’s here again because it’s the most recent moment when I’ve felt so comfortable in my own skin, and I have every reason to be.
2) My weight is the least interesting thing about me!
Which is probably why they don’t include ‘what weight are you?’ in personality questionnaires or job applications.
Before we get to my weight, why not talk about my obsessive love of cats, my passion for writing, my sort-of-ok piano playing or my goal of learning sign language?
Why not ask me about the weird vibration thing I can do with my tongue or that time I volunteered with sea turtles? Ask me about my career goals and my quirks, my fashion choices and my pet peeves. If the only thing that interests you is my weight, then I’m sorry but it’s pretty boring information.
3) We don’t exist to look attractive to others.
I challenged myself yesterday by going to work without any make-up. My skin was a bit dry so I thought it could do with a break anyway.
But guess what? Nothing bad happened! Nobody looked at me funny or asked if I was feeling ok.
All of the ‘flaws’, namely my freckles, rosy cheeks, fluffy hair and round face were on display and nobody, including myself towards the end, cared!
4) More people need to read this
I went on and on about this book so much that my sister and my mum are now reading it (yay!).
Both of them are beautiful, strong women and I really hope that this book shows them that.
That’s about it for this blog post, I hope you liked it! Don’t forget to order or download the book and head over to Megan’s instagram/twitter for body positive and pink vibes!