Available today wherever you buy or borrow books is my latest YA anthology, Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy. This is a book all about the physical and political realities of living with a body in today’s Western world.
I encourage you to purchase if you can, and if it’s possible, purchase through your indie. We all make decisions we need to, though, so if that’s not possible, that’s okay! And if purchasing isn’t an option, I hope you request your library add the title to their collection. This is free, and often, it puts you as requester to the top of the holds list.
How else can you help? Spread the word about the book! If you read and liked it, leave a review on major retailer sites. If you write book lists, consider including it on your lists of great YA nonfiction, essay collections, books about the body, body positivity, and disability.
We took a break from STACKED for a few weeks, and I wanted to round up a few of the pieces I’ve written in support of the book:
- Wearing a mask in public has made me less self-conscious. . . but far more aware of other people’s bodies. (At MS. Magazine!)
- Yes, I’m fat — but I’m also a damn good yoga teacher. (At Shape!)
- 20 uncollected thoughts on mental health in 2020. (At TWLOHA!)
You should also read the gorgeous essay from Juanauda Petrus that Refinery29 ran about learning to love her Black femme body.
I haven’t updated the image, but ALL events are now virtual only. I hope you can join! Links to the virtual events are available on the corresponding bookstore event pages.
As always, thanks for your support, your enthusiasm, and your encouragement. It’s fun getting to write about YA AND knowing I get to directly contribute to YA, too. My hope is to be back to regular blogging in the next week or two!