We recognize the work and are so grateful for the wisdom offered by the following sources.
We thank them for their contributions.
And special thanks to Chrystal Sunshine,
who co-authored the first iteration of this theme for SHIFT Book Box.
Suggested Additional Reading
For Young Readers
A Kids Book About Body Image (Alexander)
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina (Brown & Palacios)
I am Enough (Byers & Bobo)
My Hair is a Garden (Cabrera)
Abigail the Whale (Cali & Bougaeva)
Hair Love (Cherry & Harrison)
The Snake's Toothache (Latin American Tales and Myths) (Lilly & Reasoner)
Love Your Body (Sanders)
For Adult Readers
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body (Gay)
The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love (Taylor)
You Have the Right to Remain Fat (Tovar)
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (West)
Activists to Follow
“About the Adipositivity Project.” THE ADIPOSITIVITY PROJECT, https://theadipositivityproject.zenfolio.com/about.html. Accessed July 2019.
“About Sharee Miller.” Sharee Miller, https://www.shareemiller.com/about-ba, Accessed June 2020.
“About Wendy Ewald.” Wendy Ewald. http://wendyewald.com/about/. Accessed July 2019.
“Artist Wendy Ewald.” International Center of Photography. https://www.icp.org/browse/archive/constituents/wendy-ewald?all/all/all/all/0. Accessed July 2019.
Balkovek, Corin. “Children’s and YA Books that Feature Fat-Positivity and Body Acceptance.” Book Riot, 21 Mar. 2018, https://bookriot.com/2018/03/21/childrens-books-fat-positivity-and-body-acceptance/. Accessed July 2019.
The Brightly Editors. “Meet the Illustrator: Sharee Miller.” Brightly, https://www.readbrightly.com/meet-illustrator-sharee-miller/, Accessed June 2020.
Chocano, Carina. “Roxane Gay on the Traumas of the Body.” New York Times, 14 July 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/books/review/hunger-a-memoir-of-my-body-roxane-gay.html. Accessed July 2019.
Codinha, Cotton. “Lindy West: How to Write a Revolution.” Allure, 20 June 2019, https://www.allure.com/story/lindy-west-america-the-beautiful-interview. Accessed July 2019.
Cohen-Rottenberg, Rachel. “Where Are All the Disabled People in the Body Positivity Campaigns?” The Body is Not an Apology, 28 September 2017, https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/where-are-all-the-disabled-people-in-the-body-positivity-campaigns/, Accessed June 2020.
Desmond-Harris, Jenée. “What Exactly is a Microaggression?” Vox, 16 February 2015, https://www.vox.com/2015/2/16/8031073/what-are-microaggressions, Accessed June 2020.
Eltahir, Marwa. “Why Self-Love and Self-Care Are Radical for Black Women.” American Urban Radio Networks, 19 March 2020, http://aurn.com/why-self-love-and-self-care-are-radical-for-black-women/, Accessed June 2020.
Ewald, Wendy. “Wendy Ewald: This Is Where We Live.” Financial Times, 2 Jan. 2015, https://www.ft.com/content/76b0287e-8a21-11e4-9b5f-00144feabdc0#slide0. Accessed July 2019.
Finch, Sam Dylan. “4 ‘Body Positive’ Phrases That Exclude Trans People (And What To Say Instead).” Everyday Feminism, 17 March 2016, https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/03/body-positive-trans-inclusive/, Accessed June 2020.
Graham-McLay, Charlotte. “Sonya Renee Taylor on the Fight to Reclaim Our Bodies From Shame.” Noted, 12 April 2018, https://www.noted.co.nz/currently/currently-social-issues/sonya-renee-taylor-on-the-fight-to-reclaim-our-bodies-from-shame, Accessed June 2020.
Hyde, Katherine. “Literacy Through Photography - Arusha, Tanzania.” Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, https://documentarystudies.duke.edu/exhibits/literacy-through-photography-arusha-tanzania. Accessed July 2019.
Johnson, Maisha Z. “8 Reasons You Want to Touch Black Women’s Hair – And Why They Mean You Shouldn’t.” Everyday Feminism, 14 September 2015, https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/09/dont-touch-black-womens-hair/, Accessed June 2020.
Kilkenny, Katie. “Roxane Gay on Body Positivity and Her New Pop-Up Magazine” True Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2018, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/roxane-gay-body-positivity-her-new-pop-up-magazine-1098491. Accessed July 2019.
Matti, Nina. "10 Body Positive Instagrammers With Disabilities You Should Follow Immediately." Bustle, 24 November 2017, https://www.bustle.com/p/10-body-positive-advocates-with-disabilities-you-should-follow-on-instagram-immediately-3255497, Accessed June 2020.
Ospina, Marie Southard. “What Is the Body Positive Movement?” Everyday Feminism, 25 December 2015, https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/12/what-is-body-positvity/, Accessed June 2020.
Opsina, Marie Southard. “I’m Done Treating the Word ‘Fat’ Like an Insult.” Self, 21 July 2017, https://www.self.com/story/the-word-fat-doesnt-have-to-be-insulting. Accessed July 2019.
“Princess Hair: An Interview with Sharee Miller.” This Picture Book Life, 16 January 2018, http://thispicturebooklife.com/princess-hair-an-interview-with-sharee-miller/, Accessed June 2020.
“Radically Body-Positive Kids Books.” Raising Luminaries: Books for Littles, https://booksforlittles.com/body-acceptance/. Accessed July 2019.
Rosen, Lisa. “Aidy Bryant and ‘Shrill’ Turn the Tables on Fat-Shaming. Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2019, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/la-en-st-shrill-aidy-bryant-20190530-story.html. Accessed July 2019.
Ruiz, Rebecca. “Body Positivity Isn't Enough. This Book Will Teach You 'Radical' Self-Love.” Mashable, 1 March 2018, https://mashable.com/2018/03/01/body-positivity-definition-the-body-is-not-an-apology/, Accessed June 2020.
Scott, Andrea K. “What Resulted When a Photographer Gave Rural Children Cameras.” The New Yorker, 31 May 2018. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/what-resulted-when-a-photographer-gave-rural-children-cameras. Accessed July 2019.
Tastrom, Katie. “You Don’t Have to Love Your Body, But You Can’t Hate Mine.” The Body is Not an Apology, 21 May 2018, https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/you-dont-have-to-love-your-body-but-you-cant-hate-mine/, Accessed June 2020.
Tatter, Grace. “Consent at Every Age: Strategies for Educators on How to Talk to Your Students About Respecting One Another’s Boundaries — From Preschool to High School.” Usable Knowledge, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 19 December 2018, https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/18/12/consent-every-age, Accessed June 2020.
Taylor, Sonya Renee. The body is not an apology: The power of radical self-love. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018.
“Wendy Ewald.” Literacy Through Photography Blog, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University. https://literacythroughphotography.wordpress.com/wendy-ewald/. Accessed July 2019.
“What Exactly is Thin Privilege.” Kristina Bruce, 15 June 2018, https://www.kristinabruce.com/blog/what-exactly-is-thin-privilege, Accessed June 2020.
Winner, Matthew. “Sharee Miller (The Children's Book Podcast #482).” The Children’s Book Podcast, 2 Jan 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6qGqGCL9tM, Accessed June 2020.