Date(s) - 06/21/2018
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
THE BODY IS NOT AN APOLOGY BOOK CLUB
A SHARED PROJECT OF BIG BLUE MARBLE BOOKSTORE AND SPRINGBOARD STUDIO
The Body is Not an Apology Book Club is organized by Melanie Jones, Fat Activist and Certified Abundant Yoga Instructor, and Elliott batTzedek, poet, activist, and Events Coordinator at Big Blue Marble. Through reading and discussion, they intend to support, educate, and share issues about body acceptance, spiritual growth, and loving oneself to the fullest. (yes, pun intended)
Melanie and Eliott take inspiration from The Body is Not an Apology Movement, an international radical self-acceptance movement initiated by Sonya Renee Taylor. The group is committed to cultivating global Radical Self Love and Body Empowerment that believes discrimination, social inequality, and injustice are manifestations of the inability to make peace with the body, our own and others.
The book club will meet the third Thursday of every month at 8:15 pm at Springboard Studio, 530 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia. The book club will directly follow Melanie’s weekly modified yoga class “You Don’t Have to Teeny to Be a Yogini.” The club is free and open to all – the yoga class, should you want to attend, is $18/session.
June 21 Shrill by Lindy West
July 19 Hunger by Roxane Gay
August 16 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
September 20 Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker
Books will be available through Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane. Each month’s selection will be 10% off.