Join us on Thursday, March 9 at 7pm PT when Arielle Estoria is joined by Virgie Tovar to celebrate her book, The Unfolding: An Invitation to Come Home to Yourself, at 9th Ave!
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Praise for The Unfolding
“THE UNFOLDING is a moving, fresh, unique poetry collection and a generous invitation into the mind of the poet. Both a galvanizing wake-up call and a tender lullaby.”—Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed
“What I love about Arielle’s writing is that she takes readers on this journey step by step, filled with wisdom and grace. This book will help anyone seeking to unfold into their bloom.”––Morgan Harper Nichols, author of All Along You Were Blooming and Peace is a Practice
“Arielle’s words are a balm. Somehow they soothe, but also light the fire for growth. That's an achievement.”––Jedidiah Jenkins, New York Times bestselling author of To Shake The Sleeping Self and Like Streams to the Ocean
About The Unfolding
Arielle Estoria is known for her moving and empowering words that encourage women and all people to be confident in who they are, compassionate about where they’ve been, and loving about who they are becoming. In this stunning collection of essays, poems, and meditations, beautifully illustrated in earth tones, Estoria tenderly reveals the places in her life where she has been broken open, mended back together in new ways, and shows us how this process of “unfolding” helps us discover and return home to the person we were always meant to be.
In order to let something in,
you have to let some things go
In order to heal, you must hurt,
In order to grow, you will experience discomfort
and all of this is to make more room for hope
less room for perfectionism and more room for simply being.
This is the Unfolding
About Arielle Estoria
Arielle Estoria is a poet, speaker, and actor. She self-published two collections of poetry, Vagabonds and Zealots and Write Bloody Spill Pretty, and has shared her work through spoken word and keynote talks with companies such as Google, Lululemon, Apple, and more. She has emceed conferences such as the Yellow Conference and led writing and self-acceptance workshops. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband. https://arielleestoria.com/
About Virgie Tovar
Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on weight-based discrimination and body image. She holds a master's degree in sexuality studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race, and gender. She is a contributor for FORBES where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work. She is the founder of Babecamp, a self-guided online course designed to help people break up with diet culture. She started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight and in 2018 gave a TedX talk on the origins of the campaign. Tovar edited the anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012), and she is the author of You Have The Right To Remain Fat (Feminist Press August 2018), which was placed on the American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer List, and The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity For Girls Of Color (New Harbinger Publications, 2020). Her podcast, REBEL EATERS CLUB, is Transmitter Media's first original production and is available on Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher. Season 2 of the show debuted in January 2021. Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, Tech Insider, the BBC, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, Yahoo Health, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in San Francisco.
“A moving, fresh, unique poetry collection and a generous invitation into the mind of the poet. Both a galvanizing wake-up call and a tender lullaby.” — Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed
This joyful and empowering guided journal encourages readers to love and value their body as it is.