Based on the bestselling philosophies of radical self-love, emergent strategy, and pleasure activism, this journal gives you permission to love yourself, deeply, as you are. Journaling to these prompts will help you surrender to your body’s needs instead of forcing yourself into cramped disciplines. It will encourage you to become awed by the natural beauty of your divine self instead of being rampantly self-critical. It will aid you in embracing your shadows and accepting responsibility for your impact all while liberating you to just be.
Taylor and brown have designed a twelve-week course called the Institute of Radical Permission where participants uproot old patterns and create new conditions for claiming miraculous potential. This structured journal, based on the course, provides six key practices, with prompts for each practice that center on curiosity, surrender, grace, and satisfaction. The daily prompts for self-inquiry and words of wisdom from the authors can be used in conjunction with the course (which can be accessed at radicalpermission.org) or on its own as part of your journey toward healing.
adrienne maree brown
is a writer rooted in Detroit who now lives in Durham, NC. She is a student of the works of Octavia E. Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin. Some of her books include Octavia’s Brood, Emergent Strategy and We Will Not Cancel Us. Her visionary fiction has appeared in The Funambulist, Harvard Design Review, Dark Mountain, and YES! Magazine.
Sonya Renee Taylor In addition to being the New York Times bestselling author of The Body Is Not an Apology and the beloved Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!), Sonya Renee Taylor is also 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. She is an internationally award-winning performance poet, activist, speaker, and transformational leader whose work continues to have global reach.