Love Your Body

Jessica Sanders

Love Your Body
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Love Your Body

Jessica Sanders

What if every young girl loved her body? Freedom is loving your body with all its  imperfections  and being the perfectly imperfect you!

This book encourages young girls to admire and celebrate their bodies for all the amazing things they can do, and to help girls see that they are so much more than than their bodies. It introduces the language of self-love and self-care to help build resilience, while representing and celebrating diverse bodies, encouraging girls to appreciate their uniqueness.

This book was written for every girl, regardless of whether or not they are exhibiting signs of negative body image. All girls deserve to be equipped with the tools to navigate an image-obsessed world.


Young Melbourne author and social worker Jessica Sanders has written Love Your Body to help prevent negative body image issues in young women. Stylish and fresh, this book is similar in presentation to the wildly popular Rebel Girls books. The illustrations by Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti are gorgeous, representing a truly diverse group of young people who celebrate their bodies as they move through life.

The book speaks directly to the reader, using comforting language and taking a practical approach. We are invited to consider all the amazing things bodies can do, and there are self care suggestions for those times when we aren’t feeling great. It encourages seeking support from community where necessary and also, importantly, outlines how we can be supportive toward each other. The last few pages of the book provide details for helplines and offer age-appropriate resources.

I am certain that this wonderful book will be an invaluable presence in libraries, classrooms and homes. It’s definitely a book that I wish had been available when I was growing up.

Kim Gruschow is the children’s book buyer at Readings St Kilda.

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