Join us for our Fall Book Club, to keep our community outreach and racial justice work alive.

Saturday December 5, noon to 1:30 pm

Live meeting at Lighthouse for a small group (fingers crossed), with Zoom options available for overflow. Register here for Zoom. If it seems feasible, we’ll add an on-site option as we get closer.

For our upcoming book club, we’re keeping the discussion about racism and racial justice alive.

Unsure if you want to read this book? Listen to this author interview in this podcast with Brené Brown and you’ll be hooked.

Our fall book selection is The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor.

The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems.

World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.

As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world–for us all.

Grab your lunch and join us for this community discussion about this powerful and life-changing book.

Join us for our honest and heartfelt discussion about race, racism, and wellness.

Please consider ordering your book from our friends at Loyalty Bookstore.

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About the Author

Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Sonya’s work as an award winning Performance Poet, Activist and transformational leader continues to have global reach. Sonya is a former National and International poetry slam champion, author, educator and activist who has mesmerized audiences across the US, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, England, Scotland, Sweden, Brazil, Canada and the Netherlands as well as in prisons, mental health treatment facilities, homeless shelters, universities, festivals and schools across the globe.

Learn more about Sonya Renee Taylor here.

As part of our on-going work on understanding and dismantling racism and other systems that hold people down, we will take what we’ve learned and experienced and use this book as a platform to continue to examine our biases and attitudes. At Lighthouse, we work against white supremacy and work to elevate those who are oppressed and disadvantaged. Join us for this discussion to advance this community conversation in DC’s yoga community.

Free and open to all.

Leader: Suzanne Henley

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