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You Can't Judge a Body by Its Cover: 17 Women's Stories of Hunger, Body Shame, and Redemption

You Can't Judge a Body by Its Cover: 17 Women's Stories of Hunger, Body Shame, and Redemption

by David Bedrick J.D.
You Can't Judge a Body by Its Cover: 17 Women's Stories of Hunger, Body Shame, and Redemption

You Can't Judge a Body by Its Cover: 17 Women's Stories of Hunger, Body Shame, and Redemption

by David Bedrick J.D.

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Overview

What if your hunger—that force that beckons you to the ice cream aisle, and guides your hands to take seconds when you didn’t even feel like having firsts—was the misunderstood sage of your body, rattling its cage inside the fortress of your soul? What if your resistance to dieting were actually a message of self-love? What if your body size and shape also held intelligence and protection? In You Can’t Judge a Body by Its Cover, you’ll read seventeen stories of women who opened the doors to their souls in therapeutic sessions with David Bedrick: stories of shame and self-love, fear and hope, being small and being big. These are the inside stories of the transformation, from bodies impacted by sexism and racism, rape and harsh criticism, and the deepest hungers for an authentic life. You’ll recognize your own pains and abuses, resistance to weight loss, your hungers…and power. Get ready to be inspired. Get ready to see everything differently. Get ready to meet the life-changing secrets held within your body’s rebellion to living in a society that fetishizes thinness and shames authenticity.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999809488
Publisher: Belly Song Press
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 240,764
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW is an attorney, educator, and process worker. He founded the Santa Fe Institute for Shame-Based Studies where he teaches and works with individuals from around the world. He is the author of Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology and Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change.

Table of Contents

Foreword xxi

Preface xxv

Introduction xxxi

1 Alexis: The Joy of "No!" 1

2 Anna: Fitting In 13

3 Vanessa: Loving the Bear 23

4 Heather: From "Okay"-ing to Healing 35

5 Erica: Starbucks Happiness 49

6 Christina: When the Problem Behind the Problem Holds the Solution 59

7 Kimberly: The Mirror of Malicious Eyes 69

8 Isabella: The Sweatshirt Shield 81

9 Megan: A Cocoon of the Right Size 97

10 Lane: The Power Plan 111

11 Jasmine: You Don't Hurt Things that Are Beautiful 125

12 Francesca: Breaking Out of Smallness 135

13 Faith: Shak'n It Up 149

14 Monica: The Wounding Mother 161

15 Kelly: Getting By with More (Instead of Less) 175

16 Sinead: Authenticity Rules 189

17 Keisha: Living Large 199

Notes 213

Acknowledgments 219

About the Author 223

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