Project Body Love

Project Body Love : My Quest to Love My Body and the Surprising Truth I Found Instead

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Loving your body is hard to do.

Project Body Love is the story of my quest to find acceptance, respect, and maybe even love for my body after spending a lifetime counting calories and drops of sweat. What followed was a two-year series of experiments that had me mining the depths of my past, dismantling the effects of Diet Culture on my self-worth, taking up bellydancing, posing for nude photographs, and other daring feats of self-exploration.

Far from being a shiny tale of self-actualization, Project Body Love explores the complexity of being a fat person in a thin-obsessed world, and concludes with an entirely new perspective on the elusive body love - one that was surprising, even to me.

This is my story, and so much of it is also the story of millions of other women.

And so.

I wrote this for every woman who has spent too much time trying to make herself small.

I wrote it for every woman who wants to love her body, but can't figure out how.

I wrote this for a world that needs its women committed to revolution and sovereignty and joy, not eating more salad.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 13mm | 295g
  • English
  • 1999544404
  • 9781999544409

Review quote

"Jessie decloaks her heart with refreshing honesty, as she guides her reader to an unconditional acceptance of self. Her heartfelt offering here is a genuine invitation to reunite with what matters most." - Anne Berube, Author of Be Feel Think Do

"Jessie offers insight we can all use to find peace with ourselves." - Dana Falsetti, Yoga Instructor

"Part confessional and part body acceptance roadmap, Project Body Love is a huge sigh of relief. I caught myself nodding along, laughing, and crying with recognition as I read her words. This book is both a beacon of hope and a reminder that none of us are alone." - Mara Glatzel, MSW, Intuitive Coach, host of the Needy Podcast

"For those want support around navigating the endless mystery the body is and offers, this book will help you come home to yourself." - Ali Shapiro, MSOD, CHHC, Insatiable Podcast host

"Jessie's words feel like a homecoming. Having wrestled with the same weight issues and body love challenges all my life, I felt like this book offered a safe place to land in a world that doesn't always make our bodies feel welcome." - Heather Plett, teacher, coach + holding space facilitator
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