“By speaking of ourselves in a positive and affirmative fashion and finding ways to eradicate self-hate, by speaking kindly about ourselves and those around us, we can foster a sense of love and compassion powerful enough to restructure our society’s entire perspective of “body love.”
These are the words of Jessamyn Stanley, a yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and author who advocates for revising our relationships with our bodies. Her book Yoke is a collection of thoughtful, deeply honest and often autobiographical essays exploring issues of race, self-love, capitalism, and sex and sexuality.
What would our world be like if each of us had reverence for our own bodies, and by extension, the bodies others are inhabiting? Here's a list of resources to explore that question further.