November's Featured Book:
The Body is Not an Apology
by Sonya Renee Taylor
Saturday, November 7th - 11am Pacific
What To Expect From the Read:
In a revolutionary departure from the corporate self-help and body-positivity movement, Taylor forges the inextricable bond between radical self-love and social justice. The first step is recognizing that we have all been indoctrinated into a system of body shame that profits off of our self-hatred. When we ask ourselves, “Who benefits from our collective shame?” we can begin to make the distinction between the messages we are receiving about our bodies or other bodies and the truth.
About Your Host: Dr. Makisha Lawrence
Dr. Lawrence’s clinical training was focus on multicultural psychology. She has an extensive history working within the Deaf and Hard-of Hearing community, and individuals with severe cognitive disabilities as well as those who are challenged with chronic severe mental illnesses. Dr. Lawrence has focused on working with individuals across the life span in an integrative fashion, meeting each client where they are.
A couple of fun facts about about Dr. Lawrence: She is an avid dancer specializing in dance forms from the African diaspora and she cannot watch comedies alone.