Forget Self-Help, Try Self-Love

Dear Radical Readers,

Quite frankly, everyone has bad days.  And everyone has people telling them they’re not good enough, they’re not doing it right, they love the wrong people, they need to change, they need to lose weight or change their hair, they’re not ladylike (or manly enough), they’re going to end up alone, whatever.  And to all of those people I say, Shut the heck up and let the rest of us live our lives!

Just do you. And while you’re at it, check out some of the songs, books, articles, and pictures we’ve compiled about loving yourself and doing your own thing.

Hugs, the Radical Writers

SONGS:

P!nk, F**king Perfect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocDlOD1Hw9k&ob=av2e

P!nk, Raise Your Glass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVNlG5cZyQ&feature=relmfu

Selena Gomez, Who Says http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzE1mX4Px0I&ob=av2e

Katy Perry, Firework http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw&ob=av2e

From the musical “Wicked”, Defying Gravity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5iPbjxXb3k

There’s also a Glee version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiW5ZRQlqEI

Sugarland, Settlin’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEJh-aMMpJ0&ob=av2e

Kellie Pickler, Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI2NyfV9N3g&ob=av2e

Sara Bareilles , King of Anything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7-AUmiNcA&ob=av3e

Ke$ha, We R Who We R http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXvmSaE0JXA&ob=av2e

Lady Gaga, Born This Way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGj4_CFgH4c

BOOKS:

The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Caroline Mackler

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley

Conversations With The Fat Girl by Liza Palmer

Me vs Me by Sarah Mlynowski

OTHER FUN STUFF:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-liddy-ma-pcc-cpcc/better-body-image-story_b_1119205.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-ali-binazir/the-dirty-secret-of-real-_b_1088625.html

http://hellogiggles.com/ugh-why-is-she-dressed-like-that

http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/what-women-really-need/

http://hellogiggles.com/the-quarter-life-crisis

http://www.seventeen.com/health/tips/body-peace-pledge

http://www.brotips.com/post/13371040540/1327 (image)

http://www.brotips.com/post/4294290940/23 (image)

http://www.people.com/people/package/americanidol2007/article/0,,20007868_20040690,00.html

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