Imagine you’re head to toe in clothes that are two sizes too small for you.
The buttons on the jeans dig into your belly, the bra straps leave dents in your shoulders and the underwire cuts around your ribs. Your shoes pinch at the sides and you nervously pull at your shirt to stop the buttons popping at the seams.
Now, imagine you’re taking it all off. One by one you undo, unzip and unbutton, and let every garment fall to the floor.
Finally, you can breathe.
This is what reading Body Positive Power feels like. Like you’re shedding the constraints that this fatphobic, weight shaming, diet based culture has inflicted on you, and you’re becoming comfortable in your own skin instead.
Featuring chapters on eating disorders, the #fitspo movement, intuitive eating and more, Body Positive Power is part memoir, part research and part manifesto. Megan perfectly draws together everything you need to know about diet culture, what it is, how it harms us and how body positivity can pull us out from the depths of it.
Every woman – all genders, come to think of it – must read this book. They must read Megan’s witty words and moving recollections so as to understand that society doesn’t have to be like this. That it can change. That we can change. And we should.
Buy this book. Buy it, read it, and pass it on. Give it to friends, family, your daughter, your doctor. If everyone you knew had read this book, then our world would be a much better place.