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How do you feel about your body? Have you ever stayed home from "An indispensable resource for women of all ages, this is a guide to help us better connect to ourselves, to value ourselves, to love ourselves, and ultimately, to be ourselves.
Have you ever stayed home from a social activity or other opportunity because of concern about how you looked? Have you ever passed judgment on someone because of how they looked or dressed? Have you ever had difficulty concentrating on a task because you were self-conscious about your appearance? Our beauty-obsessed world perpetuates the idea that happiness, health, and ability to be loved are dependent on how we look, but authors Lindsay and Lexie Kite offer an alternative vision. With insights drawn from their extensive body image research, Lindsay and Lexie—PhDs and founders of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined and also twin sisters!
In the process, they show how facing your feelings of body shame or embarrassment can become a catalyst for personal growth. Get A Copy. Hardcovers. More Details Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please up. To ask other readers questions about More Than a Bodyplease up. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 05, Jillian rated it really liked it. I appreciated the deep dive into more of the detail and research than can be conveyed in social media posts. The chapters were quite long and that made the readability less than ideal for me, I wish there had been 12 chapters instead of 6. However, this is most definitely 5 star in terms of content and the quality of the research and writing.
Chapter 5 was probably my favorite, but the whole book was spot on. This is such an important book. Mar 18, Danielle rated it really liked it. I loved a lot about this book, but mostly that there are actual actionable things we can do in our daily lives, and that we can educate others on in our daily lives, to move the dial forward. Example: complimenting others on weight loss, when you have NO idea what caused it disease? Those are cheap compliments that perpetuate appearances as indicators of personal value. I will say, definitively, this should be read by anyone who has any kind of influencing power over young children teachers, parents, coaches, etcbecause the messages that we are bodies first and foremost comes at all angles early on, and the earlier we can all intervene, the better!
Tattoo that on your fucking soul!!! Jan 01, Lou Love more than a body it really liked it. We are all used to those self-help guides that proclaim 'New Year, New You' but most of them only address physical issues such as weight management or generic mental health issues, which is why I was excited to read this book as it uniquely focuses on the way we conceive our bodies.
As women we are frequently objectified in everyday life and learn to hate our bodies because of the media's depiction of what we all apparently should look like which can lead to self-loathing and even eating disorde We are all used to those self-help guides that proclaim 'New Year, New You' but most of them only address physical issues such as weight management or generic mental health issues, which is why I was excited to read this book as it uniquely focuses on the way we conceive our bodies.
As women we are frequently objectified in everyday life and learn to hate our bodies because of the media's depiction of what we all apparently should look like which can lead to self-loathing and even eating disorders. Twin sisters Lexie and Lindsay Kite PhD take us back to basics and ultimately help us learn to love our bodies regardless of their shape and size. Including many powerful real life case studies of women fighting to overcome their lack of self worth, this is potentially a life-changing read which alters the perception you have of yourself and encourages you to feel beautiful by simply being you.
I highly recommend it to those who often struggle to think positively about their appearance. May 01, Kelsey Grissom rated it liked it. Some parts of this book were important, and our culture desperately needs to hear those parts: yes, people are more than a body. Women are more than bodies.
I also really loved the call to analyze the media and messages that we and our children consume the authors have a very practical guide for talking through that with your. Anything to do with bodies cannot just be a head issue. These are real, material, living and Love more than a body things, not just images or even self-images.
Jan 25, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: self-helpnonfictionfeminismebook And, while I'm at it, all the teenage boys and men would learn a lot from reading it too. I was raised and live in a conservative religious culture LDS and have seen the emphasis on clothing standards for girls and women become more rigid in the last couple of decades. I bought into that mindset for a long time. This book perfectly explains how, despite our sincere desire to protect young women and teach them to respect and honor their bodies, we are Being Part of the Problem and There Is a Much Better Way.
I learned a lot from the Kites about media trends that influence and promote self-objectification including ones that seem positive and empowering at first glanceso that was pretty eye-opening. Note: I'm scratching my head at the people who take exception to Drs Kite pointing out that some people experience additional layers of objectification such as women of color, women who are disabled, etc. Jul 12, Colleen Oakes rated it it was amazing. Free yourselves from the lifelong diet culture and engage with your body in a new way.
I can't tell you how wonderful it is to engage in a new way of thinking about your body, your body image and the poison culture passed down to us from our mothers. This was freeing, it was liberating, it was magic in it's s. It seemed to me without agenda; that we need to change the way we talk about ourselves Jan 15, Reanne rated it it was ok Shelves: did-not-finish. I got a free copy of this from NetGalley. Unfortunately, it's not nearly as good as I was expecting it to be, from reading Love more than a body words of these authors in the past.
It tries so hard to be 'inclusive' that it manages to define people by what they look like--and worse, to lecture certain people that they need to be aware of their 'privilege' when it comes to body image. If someone's reading this book, it's probably because they are struggling with what the authors call self-objectification and want I got a free copy of this from NetGalley.
If someone's reading this book, it's probably because they are struggling with what the authors call self-objectification and want to know how to fix it. If a poor person in the US who's fighting every month to make ends meet goes to someone for help about their poverty, it would be incredibly insensitive for that person to tell them, "Well, first you have to realize that poor people in India or Africa have it WAY worse than you do.
This book undermines its own reason for existing right off the bat. Which is unfortunate, because it has some good and helpful things to say otherwise. View 2 comments. Jan 03, Emily rated it it was amazing. Feb 10, Melissa rated it it was amazing. Just finished More Than A Body. I was worried that I might get discouraged reading more about our preoccupation with beauty because, in recent years, personal health challenges have made me less focused on how my body looks and acutely aware of how my body feels. But this was still a worthwhile, meaningful read for me.
Aug 20, Anita rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fictionespecially-for-women. Amen sisters. This should be a must-read for mothers, daughters, and those who care about them. Apr 25, Emi Christensen rated it it was amazing. The impact of this book on the way I view myself and the women around me has already been so great. The sections on defining modesty as well as healthy social media habits are particularly good. I feel empowered and have more conscious love for my body as an instrument instead of an ornament. Feb 18, Jenessa Taylor rated it it was amazing. The world needs this book and the revolution the Kite sisters are fighting.
While reading this book, I felt a tidal wave of anger chapter after chapter. Because of this book and the anger it stirred, I finally threw away my scale. It felt so liberating. Fingers crossed my twin girls can be as brave and confident as you two someday. I already want to read this book again! Jun Love more than a body, Greg Diehl rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook with my wife and twin daughters on a recent road trip. Each chapter sparked some very thoughtful questions for our family to discuss and I found myself reworking many long-held scripts and questioning old paradigms that I should have discarded long ago.
As one of my daughters pointed out, the book can feel a little repetitive, but I believe the reinforcement is warranted given the "currents of objectification" we are constantly facing. Jun 15, Ben rated it it was amazing. My wife recommended I read this because it would help me be a better father, which is a surefire way to get me to read a book, period. I've always viewed books like this as a good way to add tools to my parenting toolbox, but More Than a Body didn't just provide another tool or even some specialized set.
It's like an overall technique for using a lot of tools that makes them work better. The authors stated at the beginning that their focus had been on how women and girls internalize beauty stand My wife recommended I read this because it would help me be a better father, which is a surefire way to get me to read a book, period.
The authors stated at the beginning that their focus had been on how women and girls internalize beauty standards and see themselves because that's what the scope of their research had been, but as a thirty- something year-old man, it spoke to me not just in how I view my daughter, wife, or other women in the world, but myself and other men.
It's not ground-breaking, revolutionary stuff, it's things that really kinda know because we see them everyday in movies or on the internet, but these sisters focus more on posturing your mind for how to take that in and talk about it that was helpful. I hope that I can use this to not just improve how I talk to my daughter and my wife about beauty, but how to treat others myself included as more than a body yeah, I said it, shut up, it's a good title.
Jan 07, Jamie Cluff rated it it was amazing. Then I spent hours going through all of their posts and captions trying to learn more. The release of this book could not have come at a more perfect time. I read it this month with the intent to remind myself that I AM more Love more than a body a body.
We ARE more than bodies, and we have value outside our appearance. May 18, Tammy C rated it really liked it. I was skeptical about this book at first. I used to follow Beauty Redefined on social media and I liked the ideas but felt that with every post they only posted two phrases: 1 Your body is an instrument, not an ornament, and 2 You are more than a body. When I saw these two phrases on the front of the book I wasn't sure I'd like it. I'm glad I opened the book because it fleshes out these two phrases, and the supporting articles and studies are really interesting.
I enjoyed reading this book and I was skeptical about this book at first. I enjoyed reading this book and am hoping to make some changes mentioned in the book. May 26, Laura rated it really liked it. I love, love, love this message and I use their subtitle Your body is an instrument, not an ornament as an almost daily affirmation. This is such a necessary and important read. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because there was a lot of repetition of ideas, and I think it could have been shorter and still impactful. But I feel this way about pretty much any self-help book I read.Love more than a body
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