416: Sonya Renee Taylor on Radical Self Love


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Sonya Renee Taylor is a former national and international poetry slam champion, author, educator, and activist. She is also the founder of The Body Is Not An Apology, which is a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation.

In this episode, Sonya and Eric discuss radical self-love: what it is, why we struggle to practice it, and the pathways to cultivate it so that we become the highest version of ourselves

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In This Interview, Sonya Renee Taylor and I Discuss Radical Self Love and …

  • Her book, The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love
  • Natural Intelligence says that we come here already wired to become the highest version of ourselves
  • How she defines our “body” and how to uncover our issues which are the result of damaging societal messages
  • How we can heal our issues with our body
  • How to remove the obstructions that tell us we’re not enough, clearing the way to radical self-love
  • The role of inquiry and insight on the path to radical self-love
  • That even after profound insights, it can take a while for us to live these harmful conditionings out of our system
  • The three “peaces”
  • The metaphor of the acorn and the oak tree
  • The four pillars of practice
  • The collective nature of this journey

Sonya Renee Taylor Links:

Sonya’s Website




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If you enjoyed this conversation with Sonya Renee Taylor, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Perfecting Self Love with Scott Stabile

Self Compassion with Kristin Neff

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