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


P!nk, F**king Perfect

P!nk, Raise Your Glass

Selena Gomez, Who Says

Katy Perry, Firework

From the musical “Wicked”, Defying Gravity

There’s also a Glee version:

Sugarland, Settlin’

Kellie Pickler, Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful

Sara Bareilles , King of Anything

Ke$ha, We R Who We R

Lady Gaga, Born This Way


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: (image) (image),,20007868_20040690,00.html

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