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Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body, Ed. Melanie C. Klein

"This follow-up to the groundbreaking work Yoga and Body Image is a collection of personal essays meant to support your journey toward self-acceptance and, in time, self-love. Sharing their own stories of individual and collective turning points, the contributors explore how body image and yoga practice intersect with race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, dis/ability, class and socioeconomic status, age, size, and society.

These thirty pieces were collected and edited by participants in the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, an organization committed to body love through yoga that is accessible, body positive, and reflects the full range of human diversity. With a special emphasis on how you can take action to build community and challenge destructive attitudes, norms, and structures, Yoga Rising is a resource for the continuing work of healing and growing ourselves and our world as we move toward liberation for all. Forthcoming in January from Llewellyn Press; "

The contributors, in alphabetical order: 

Foreword by Dianne Bondy, Robyn Baker, Jacoby Ballard, Beth Berila, Rachel Brathen, Elena Brower, Dana Byerlee, Jenny Copeland, Lisa Diers, Lauren Eckstrom, Pia Guerrero, Roseanne Harvey, Jivana Heyman, Chanelle John, Judith Lasater, Cyndi Lee, Melissa Mercedes, Lakshmi Nair, Susannah Neufeld, Gail Parker, Sarit Rogers, Kimber Simpkins, Zubin Shroff, Dana Smith, Gwen Soffer, Jessamyn Stanley, Sabrina Strings, Jodi Strock, Pranidhi Varshney, Tiina Veer, and Elizabeth Wojtowicz.  

Earlier Event: October 10
Hawaii Yoga Festival, "Love in Action"