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Empowering Books That Make Great Gifts

7 Empowering Books That Make Great Gifts

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These 7 Empowering Books From Plus Size Authors Make Great Gifts!

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With more and more empowering books being published by plus size authors, why not give the gift of empowerment this holiday season?

With the year coming to an end and the holiday shopping season upon us, it’s the perfect time to gift someone or yourself an empowering book this holiday season that will inspire and empower the reader to love themselves inside and out. All books available at Amazon.com

Here are 7 books that would make the perfect gifts this year:

#1: Body Positive Power: Because Life Is Already Happening and You Don’t Need Flat Abs to Live It by Megan Jayne Crabbe

Empowering Book - Body Positive Power: Because Life Is Already Happening and You Don't Need Flat Abs to Live It by Megan Jayne Crabbe

Blogger and influencer Megan Jayne Crabbe, better known as @bodyposipanda on social media, is now an author. Crabbe’s candidness online about her past eating disorders and how she has changed her way of thinking when it comes to her body has helped her build a massive online community (1.2 million to date). In her empowering book, she shares her own struggles with self-acceptance and her path to body positivity. Basically, she wants the world to know… It’s time to stop dieting and live your life.

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#2: Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker

Empowering Book - Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker

Well-known blogger, author and public speaker Jes Baker delivers with this amazing manifesto and call to arms for women of all sizes and ages to be proud of who they are. Baker aims to arm women with information to fight against fat-shaming while offering major gems on why society views fatness negatively and how having a body-positive worldview can help public perceptions of fat bodies.

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#3: Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim by Leah Vernon

Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim by Leah Vernon

Vernon’s memoir about growing up as a fat, black Muslim girl is so candid, fierce and inspiring. Her empowering book proves that anyone can live an unapologetic, confident life.

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

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

World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor really drops a major word in this empowering book where she offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by negative experiences. This book is about celebrating your strengths and tapping into our inner selves in order to radically love ourselves.

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#5: No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter

No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter

Blogger and journalist Bethany Rutter is back with her second book. This time, it’s a heartwarming, inspiring story geared toward young adults but we feel everyone will enjoy this book, where the main character Emily battles to stay strong, be her true self and not change for anyone in a world where everyone around her is doing the opposite.

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#6: The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)?: Adventures and Agonies in Fashion by Brittany Gibbons

Empowering Book - The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)?: Adventures and Agonies in Fashion by Brittany Gibbons

Fashion is indeed personal and this book discusses that and how what we choose to wear is especially important and emotional for plus size women. Through this body-positive, empowering book, Gibbons aims to help all women embrace fashion and dress the body they have now. She encourages women to see the beauty in their flaws, sharing her own journey to finding her true personal style despite her own personal body image feelings when it comes to fashion.

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#7: Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You by Sofie Hagen

Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You by Sofie Hagen

This empowering book isn’t available until May 2020 but you can pre-order it now. Hagen, a feminist comedian, offers a memoir coupled with statistics, cultural history and information with some humor thrown in, how it is to live in a fat body in today’s world. She’s refreshing, concise and so candid, which makes this an easy read that you won’t want to put down. 

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Which body-positive, empowering books are your favorites? Which ones will you buy? Follow us on social media and let us know! @plusmodelmagFacebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter

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