SONYA RENEE TAYLOR is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of TheBodyIsNotAnApology.com, a digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Sonya is also an international award-winning performance poet, activist, speaker, and transformational leader whose work continues to have global reach. Sonya and her work have been seen, heard, and read on HBO, BET, MTV, TV One, NPR, PBS, CNN, Oxygen Network, New York Times, New York magazine, MSNBC.com, Today.com, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia, Shape.com, Ms. Magazine, and many more.
"The last thing I expected to do while reading this colorful and celebratory book for youth was cry, but as I went through each page I found myself with tears streaming down my face. Tears for my "past pre-teen self" who finally, after twenty years, felt seen... and tears for the next generation of amazing humans who will have this extraordinary guidebook (and Sonya) to hold their hand while explaining how their bodies are undeniably remarkable in every way."--Jes Baker, Body Positive Activist, author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and Landwhale
"Celebrate Your Body is a wonderful book full of wisdom and affirmation for young girls at a time when their lives are fraught with change. Thank you, Sonya Renee, for writing a book about puberty that is both informative and joyous! What a gift! A must read for the tweens in all of ourlives."--Deb Hauser, President, Advocates for Youth
"This book exemplifies the love and care that is necessary to help young people grow into healthy adults. As an educator, I am privy to unfortunate outcomes of miseducation when talking about puberty. Sonya has managed to create an experience of celebration through her thoughtful approach to delivering the facts about puberty in a way that can help girls feel proud of their bodies and the puberty experience."--Patrick Smith Director of Education, Equity & Inclusion, Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania