Unlocking Us Brené with Sonya Renee Taylor on "The Body is Not an Apology" Unlocking Us Brené with Sonya Renee Taylor on "The Body is Not an Apology"
September 16, 2020

Brené with Sonya Renee Taylor
on "The Body is Not an Apology"

In this episode Sonya Renee Taylor and I talk about body shame, radical self-love, and social justice. This conversation was a big unlocking for me – especially when it comes to understanding the connection between how we think about our bodies and oppression.


Guest Info

Sonya Renee Taylor

Sonya Renee TaylorSonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not an Apology, a digital media and education company with content reaching half a million people each month. Sonya’s work as an award-winning performance poet, activist and transformational leader continues to have global reach. She is a former national and international poetry slam champion, author, educator and activist with audiences across the US, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, England, Scotland, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands as well as in prisons, mental health treatment facilities, homeless shelters, universities, festivals and public schools across the globe.

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Show Notes

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by systems of oppression that thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. In this book, Taylor forges the inextricable bond between radical self-love and social justice.



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