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Pinawa Public Library

The Biblio File
July 22, 2019

The summer reading program is in full swing at the library!  Drop in and pick up your booklet, read at home for 20 minutes a day, then bring your completed booklet back to one of our Wednesday story times to get your prize!  An excuse to read AND prizes?!  Sounds like a win-win.

Our Home Grown section at the library now has the new book by Jessie Harrold (daughter of Pinawa’s Steve and Marsha Sheppard) – Project Body Love:  my quest to love my body and the surprising truth I found instead.

“Loving your body is hard to do. Project Body Love is the story of my quest to find acceptance, respect, and maybe even love for my body after spending a lifetime counting calories and drops of sweat. What followed was a two-year series of experiments that had me mining the depths of my past, dismantling the effects of Diet Culture on my self-worth, taking up belly dancing, posing for nude photographs, and other daring feats of self-exploration. Far from being a shiny tale of self-actualization, Project Body Love explores the complexity of being a fat person in a thin-obsessed world, and concludes with an entirely new perspective on the elusive body love – one that was surprising, even to me. This is my story, and so much of it is also the story of millions of other women. And so. I wrote this for every woman who has spent too much time trying to make herself small. I wrote it for every woman who wants to love her body, but can’t figure out how. I wrote this for a world that needs its women committed to revolution and sovereignty and joy, not eating more salad.”