The body-positive book we *all* need to read is now available for preorder

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We never thought we’d say this, but can we just skip ahead to September so we can read Megan Jayne Crabbe’s book already? This is bound to be (no pun intended) the most empowering and enlightening book we’ve read in a while, and we can’t wait! In case you don’t know, Crabbe has been a longtime proponent of body positivity on Instagram under her account name @bodyposipanda, an inclusive blogger on bodyposipanda.com, and a general ray of light in an oft-dim world — literally, since she rocks bright, multicolored, unicorn hair. And now, she’s written a book!

According to a post on Crabbe’s Instagram, the book, titled Body Positive Power, is going to be packed with all of the things we love most about her awesome body-positivity messages. She wrote,

“Absolutely everything in the whole world that I know about body positivity is in this book.”

Last time HelloGiggles spoke with Crabbe, she told us about her journey to becoming a stomach-roll loving, body-positive (or “bopo” as she coolly calls it) role model.

“Body-positive literature was a massive game-changer for me. I’m in my study right now. *gestures* So, this book… *pulls book off shelf* was the first one I ever read. It’s ‘The Beauty Myth’ by Naomi Wolf — and it just changed everything.”

Having a book of her own is a huge accomplishment for Crabbe, and we’re so happy for her! And with that, we all become lions stalking this book.

Crabbe also offered some more in-depth info on Instagram about what the book covers (again, no pun intended).

“A whole chapter of practical step-by-step tips for becoming more body positive,” she wrote on IG. “A whole chapter on eating disorders and how to heal your relationship with food. AND SO MUCH MORE with TONNES about me and my story throughout.”

And we’re all like…

If it’s anything like her Instagram posts, we KNOW it’ll be good.

"Wait so you just decided to RUIN your body?" Nah, I just stopped torturing myself every day for not fitting an image I was never supposed to be. · "But you look so much healthier to me before." That's funny, you looked so much more intelligent to me before you equated health with weight and forgot that mental health is health too. · "You could have stayed the same and loved your body, you didn't need to get fat." I could have stayed the same and spiralled back into the eating disorder that almost killed me when I was 15. I could have kept starving myself and obsessively working out for hours everyday but it never would have lead me to self love. No matter how much weight I lost there was always still something to hate. And sure, people don't NEED to gain weight to find their self love, this is just what my body needed to do to match up to my mental freedom. THIS IS MY HAPPY BODY. · "But surely you can't be happy looking like that now, I could never be happy in that body." I didn't think I could either, but as it turns out, happiness isn't a size. And I wasted far too many years believing that it was. Now I'm not going to stop letting people know that they deserve happiness exactly as they are. They deserve to live now, not 10 pounds from now. They deserve that mental freedom. So to every person reading this: I hope you get your freedom too, however it might look. I'll be cheering you on every step of the way. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 P.s. these are all comments I received on my last before/after picture, luckily for me, they just make me want to keep going even more 👊

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Because we really need more of that, please. This glorious book — that is sure to change lives — will be out in September 2017. It’s now available for pre-order, though, so we can all start planning which park benches we’ll read it on.

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