Being in Your Body (Guided Journal): A Journal for Self-Love and Body Positivity
Fariha Róisín, Monica Ramos
An illustrated journal filled with empowering writing practices for approaching your body with compassion.
What would life be like without the negativity surrounding our bodies? Body shame, reinforced by socially entrenched beauty norms and intensified by social media, is incredibly difficult to shake. In Being in Your Body, author Fariha Róisín prompts you to explore a new language for thinking about your physical self. Addressing concepts like “compare and despair” and the false connection between thinness and happiness, this journal walks you through the process of cultivating confidence in yourself, while advocating for a broader definition of beauty for all. It features sumptuous illustrations throughout and quotes contributed by a diverse array of body positive advocates, writers, and influencers, including Amanda de Cadnet, Alok Vaid Menon, Safia Elhillo, Vivek Shraya, and Jenna Wortham.
- Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding
- Two ribbon markers
- Full-color design with illustrations throughout
- Inspiring passages, quotes, and journaling prompts for exploring new ways of thinking about your bod
Fariha Róisín is an Australian Canadian writer based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Vice, Fusion, the Village Voice, Teen Vogue, BuzzFeed, Medium, and others. In 2012, she began cohosting the podcast Two Brown Girls, which highlighted black and brown voices in film and TV, emphasizing the importance of representation. She resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Why we chose this journal
As parents of two teenage daughters, we've been constantly aware of the pressures of modern day life and social media puts on our children, and in particular how they view themselves. This is the most gorgeous journal promoting body positivity and helps to explore your relationship with your own body. It's not age specific, in fact it's something that I could probably benefit from (*pops a copy into her bag for later!)