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Confidence and Joy

In honor of Emily Nagoski’s commitment to helping women live with confidence and joy inside their bodies, we are celebrating her works along with others we think support this goal.

Confidence and Joy

Image: Body Joy by Sol de Janeiro USA, Inc.


Naked woman lying on her back with butterfly wings behind her

The Body Is Not an Apology

Systems of oppression thrive off of our inability to make peace with bodies and difference. Radical self-love not only dismantles shame and self-loathing in us but has the power to dismantle global systems of injustice—because when we make peace with our bodies, only then do we have the capacity to truly make peace with the bodies of others.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting  in Real Life, "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making "adult" budgets to explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette, she's as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.

Sexuality and Learning Disabilities: A Handbook.

A range of authors share their direct experience of working with people with learning disabilities on sexual issues. They give ideas on helping people with learning disabilities to learn about their bodies and sex. The focus is on what staff and family members can do themselves, but it also recommends when specialist help may be needed. Ideas for further reading and specialist organisations are included.


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