What To Read On Your Next Trip

What’s better than cuddling up to a new book and taking an adventure through the author’s imagination? Not much! These ten body positive books would make the perfect addition to your upcoming trip. They can also take you on a trip from the comfort of your own home. This list includes some of our favorite memoirs, short stories, book-turned-television-shows and even some of our Fat Girls Traveling members!

Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love



Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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Hunger had a good year.

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Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body and live 

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body.

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Y’all, @workmanpub, @jadeyogamats, & I have teamed up for a preorder sweepstakes celebrating my new book, “Every Body Yoga: Let Go Of Fear, Get On The Mat, Love Your Body”! The story of my personal yoga practice is much more complex than what could possibly be shown in a few instagram photos. In “Every Body Yoga”, I’m finally able to give a full and clear answer to everyone who asks ‘Hey Jessamyn, How Do I Start Practicing Yoga?’ Click the link in my profile to check out the book + a chance to win: 1 . Coffee or a meal date with me, @mynameisjessamyn/@jessamynstanley 2. A signed copy of #EveryBodyYoga 3. A 68″ mat and large cork block from @Jadeyogamats Throwback to that time @yogicphotos convinced me to practice my #handstand game in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge while wearing @k.deer leggings. SPEAKING OF WHICH, thanks to everyone who entered the @k.deer gift card giveaway! I went through and read all of your answers to the question “what pose kicks your ass?” and I was inspired to the brink of tears by how many of you are able to be completely fucking honest with yourselves about the reality of your personal practices. I could ramble forever on this topic but in short- thank you for being vulnerable with me. If you’ve ever feared beginning a yoga practice, do yourself a favor and scroll down a few entries to the giveaway post- there is some genuine human development going on in y’all’s practices, and you can take comfort in knowing that everyone (yes, everyone) is challenged by asana practice. Anyway, YOU GET A CARD: $50 gift cards- Marie-Hélène Dugal (Facebook) & @soulfulshania (instagram) $500 gift card- @retroengineer Leggings- @k.deer Photo by @yogicphotos

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The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In

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💕📚🎉 I’m so happy to finally share my book cover with you‼️💕📚🎉 ‘The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl’ is available now for presale (link is in my bio) & I will soon be announcing dates for the US & UK book tour (+possibly more)! It literally took a team around the world 🌎 to make this happen, & I’m so grateful! 😭 Writing a book right after having a newborn baby was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but I did it because I think it’s important to show the world that it’s okay to be a visibly FAT plus woman/wife/mom/model & THIS lady has a story to tell! 🍾🎉 To my fans, THANK YOU and this book is FOR YOU! Get your copy now! 💋 💋@nickhollidayco thank you for unlimited kisses, support & always believing in me. My assistant/best friend @razor_heartz, thank you for helping with the boys while we worked on the book until 4 am. Thanks to the best glam team a girl can hope for @littlelimedress @hisvintagetouch @makeupbyjmonroy, my agent @annashillinglaw1, my PR @slash.pr & my publishers @blinkpublishing @weldonowen @bonnierpublishingau for making this all a reality 💕🎉Cover shot by @warwicksaint🙏🏻 #notsosubtletess #effyourbeautystandards #milkcurve

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You Have the Right to Remain Fat

Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It

Did your favorite body-posi book make the cut? If not, let us know what we should be adding to our reading list in the comments.


Annette Richmond

Annette Richmond is an award-winning content creator, travel writer, public speaker and advocate. Richmond is an immigrant that splits her time between Mexico and the United States. The creator of the fat positive travel community Fat Girls Traveling is a native Californian. Annette got her start in the fashion industry working in trend forecasting and public relations. Her love for travel inspired her to start Fat Girls Traveling in 2017 which is where she and Amanda met. When she's not creating diverse travel, fashion, and beauty content for The Fat Girls Guide she is hosting Fat Camp retreats and fat positive tours. In her spare time you can find her speaking publicly and writing articles promoting diversity and inclusivity, recording her new podcast, or sipping a margarita on the beach. Richmond hopes to continue to inspire other marginalized people to see the world and be seen.

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