In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be highlighting a diverse range of books, all written by Black American authors, all of which celebrate and prioritize Black Joy. We’ll be featuring a title every day through the month of February.
Kleaver Cruz, creator of the Black Joy project, says that “Black joy is resistance. Amplifying Black joy is not about dismissing or creating an ‘alternative’ Black narrative that ignores the realities of our collective pain; rather, it is about holding the pain and injustices we experience as Black folks around the world in tension with the joy we experience in pain’s midst. It’s about using that joy as an entry into understanding the oppressive forces we navigate through as a means to imagine and create a world free of them.”
Today’s work is Jessamyn Stanley’s Every Body Yoga, a guide to yoga for all – all sizes, knowledge levels, body shapes, and confidence levels! Every Body Yoga covers 50 basic yoga poses, including color pictures demonstrating how the pose might look when practiced. Stanley’s work reminds us that every body is a good body, and yoga is for every body!
Stay tuned for a new book tomorrow!