The Secret Life of a Curvy Girl
How do you write the official announcement for the release of your own book? A book you prayed over and blushed over? A book you cried over as you wrote it?
I wrote a book.
I love my book.
It's tender, like me. It's a little messy, like me. It's raw, deep, and vulnerable, like me.
And like me, it's not for everyone. I wrote this book for women who know what it's like to hate your body with such a rage that you break out in hives and stab your thighs with scissors. I wrote this for women who learned a twisted message from the Bible that your body, your sweet, blessed body that the Lord made with love just for you, is wicked and sinful. I wrote this for women who long to make peace with the body you have right now—not the body you will have once you get a tummy tuck or have lap-band surgery or a facelift.
The Secret Life of a Curvy Girl is love-positive book, which means it is body positive. It's not about obesity acceptance nor does it promote an ideal of thinness. It is about self-acceptance, love, and truth. I write from my experience as a lush woman, and use language that is specific to an abundance of curves, but many principles I share are not limited to these. Ultimately, this book is about healing body shame. Shame is not measured by your dress size, your sale, or your BMI.
$12 DIGITAL | $17 PRINT (USA)
THE SECRET LIFE OF A CURVY GIRL
Making Peace With the Body You Have: A Creative & Compassionate Guide to Loving Your Body As-Is
“Essentially, if our secrets are secrets because we are told to be ashamed, then we must share them. There is no shame in being sad or struggling or trying to heal. We are all desperate, depraved and sacred. We are all terrible and brilliant. I can list all the things that can make a girl want to escape her own body. But I’d rather list all the things that make me want to stay in my body, and adorn it like a home, rub oils into my skin, tell it how sorry I am for trying to leave, for trying to hurt it into submission.”—Warshan Shire