Don’t Miss This: Come hear Sonya Renee Taylor, Radical Self-Love revolutionary and founder of The Body Is Not an Apology, on April 25th – in conversation with Seattle’s Civic Poet, Anastacia-Renee, at Elliott Bay Book Company.
Sonya Renee Taylor was the featured speaker last year at Gay City’s annual fundraiser showcase, Lush Us, and was not your average podium-dweller. She would get down off stage in that giant space that is Town Hall, and ramp up the auditorium, preaching self-love to the crowd from every aisle. Not in a cheesy self-help way, or a come-to-Jesus televangelist earn-love-by-giving-me-your-money kind of way, but in a way that makes you want to get up in the aisles and join her cause kind of way nonetheless.
That cause is opening your life to Radical Self-Love — and all the shame-refuting, opportunity-loving, self-determining freedom that comes with it. Her globally-acclaimed organization and movement, the original The Body Is Not an Apology, is devoted to it, and now she shares that message in her new book of the same name, released in February. (For those with kids, she also has a book for pre-teen girls on the way at the end of next month.)
Seeing Sonya Renee Taylor speak in person can be a life-changing event. The Seattle stop on her book tour — and conversation with another “queer super-shero of color,” poet Anastacia-Renee — is an event you won’t want to miss.
As part of a national tour for The Body Is Not an Apology, she returns to Seattle on April 25th, at the Elliott Bay Book Company on Capitol Hill, from 7-8 pm. She would be delighted if you came and bought one; and you will be better for having attended to listen to her message of Radical Self-Love.
I’m not a readings kind of person. You might not be either. You will be welcome and feel blessed here, nonetheless.
Sonya Renee Taylor with Anastacia-Renee, Wednesday April 25th, 7-8 pm. Event is free, no advance tickets required. Recommend going early.