BOOK REVIEW Beautiful Just The Weight You Are: From Body Shame To Beautiful

By Khari Toure


Review by Brianna D. Screen 4 Stars

Ladies…Khari Toure has done it again!!!

His latest book Beautiful Just The Weight You Are: From Body Shame To Beautiful is a magnificent work of art and definitely a page turner. His current book is filled with poems and affirmations dedicated to the purpose of healing and inspiring plus size women who have been hurt by the damaging views of society.

In this day and time when there so many women who struggle with body acceptance and the strong desire to fit society’s definition of beautiful, Khari is right on time with his this masterpiece. Beautiful Just The Weight You Are is a magnificent work of art and definitely a page turner. I love the way Khari encourages women to look past this imaginary box society wants women to fit into and simply love who you are…curves and all!!!!!

Khari uses influential poetry to empower women who have been body-shamed and inspire them to cultivate a nurturing love for oneself; while choosing not to accept the negative and one-sided views of others. Beautiful Just the Weight You Are is broken into four parts: Assault (poems that empower women who struggle with body issues and overcoming being body-shamed), Acceptance (poems that encourage women to develop self-love and stop finding fault with their bodies), Admiration (poems that celebrate curvy women’s inner and outer beauty), and Affirmations (poems and affirmations that encourage self-love and healing).

One of my favorite poems is entitled, For Kissy; a poem dedicated to a young woman who committed suicide after having weight loss surgery and hating the sight of her sagging skin resulting from her excessive weight loss. I find myself reading the self-love and healing affirmations on a daily basis.

Beautiful Just The Weight You Are: From Body Shame to Beautiful is an inspiration to all women….I encouraged women to add this book to their collection!!!!

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