Black Self-Love Books
Let’s face it, Self-love is an essential aspect of life that every woman should prioritize, especially us women of color.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find the right resources, including books, to help guide us on our journey of self-discovery.
And if you are one of the many lovers of books out there, an avid reader, you are most likely looking for inspiration to continue your self-love journey. Well, look no further.
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best books on self-love written by black women for black women.
What are some good books to read about self-love?
Self-Love Journal: 12 Ways To Love Yourself Like God Wants You To – Cheryl Latney Bridges
First on our list is “Self-Love Journal: 12 Ways To Love Yourself Like God Wants You To” by Cheryl Latney Bridges.
Cheryl is the founder and CEO of the faith-based organization Bridges 2 Life, LLC, and her book is perfect for those who subscribe to the Christian faith
Founder and CEO Cheryl Bridges of the faith-based organization Bridges 2 Life, LLC, wrote the perfect self-love journal for those who subscribe to the Christian faith.
However, even if you don’t follow Christianity, you’ll find valuable tips and insights in this book. It provides practical tips on how to set boundaries in your life and promote self-love.
The journal includes 12 actionable steps that you can take daily to promote peace, joy, and the first step to “putting yourself first.“
Check it out on amazon and see how much you like it. It is the first of many books to assist you on this journey of self-love and discovery.
Self-Love Workbook for Black Women- Rachel Johnson LMSW MFT
Next, we have “Self-Love Workbook for Black Women: Empowering Exercises to Build Self-Compassion and Nurture Your True Self” by Rachel Johnson LMSW MFT.
Rachel is a mental health practitioner and doula, and she perfectly captures the tendency of black women to overlook themselves and focus on others.
That’s why this workbook works alongside your life to assist you in promoting self-love through affirmations and empowering activities that you can do to better yourself.
The goal of this book is simply to allow you to build the foundation you need to prioritize self-love yourself.
It gives you the tools you need to start where you’re at and build for yourself a circle of love to hold you accountable on this journey of self-love and discovery.
Positive Affirmations for Black Women to Increase Confidence and Self-Love- by Kayla Holder and Latasha Kennedy
Positive Affirmations for Black Women to Increase Confidence and Self-Love: Written for BIPOC Women with a Focus on Motivation, Leadership, Healing, Growth, Health, Money, and Success- by Kayla Holder and Latasha Kennedy
If you’re looking for ways to promote self-love through affirmations, “Positive Affirmations for Black Women to Increase Confidence and Self-Love” by Kayla Holder and Latasha Kennedy is the book for you.
This audiobook is perfect for BIPOC women with a focus on motivation, leadership, healing, growth, health, money, and success. It helps you get your mindset where you want it to be and is available as an audiobook, kindle book, or paperback.
As an audiobook, it is perfect to take on those walks, listen to them in the morning, and have that long commute. The perfect book that you can just incorporate into your everyday life without effort.
You Are Amazing As Fuck Love Your Self, A Self Care Journal For Black Women -manifesting for black women.
You Are Amazing As Fuck Love Your Self, A Self Care Journal For Black Women: Funny Guided Self Care Journal For Women And Teens, manifestation journal for black women -manifesting for black women.
This journal is definitely designed to help promote self-love and self-care for black women.
The journal includes mood trackers, a self-care checklist, self-care prompts, affirmations, goal setting, and much more. It is definitely worth the time to check it out.
In a way, this journal makes self-care very easy. Taking care of yourself is essential, and this journal for you is covered.
With the journal’s help, you can track your progress, set goals, and remind yourself of the importance of self-care.
Self Love Notes: Uplifting Poetry, Affirmations & Quotes- Michelle G. Stradford
Another great resource for self-care is poetry. Poetry has a unique ability to uplift the spirit and inspire self-love.
There’s just something about words in the form of a poem that frees the soul to explore the world through the use of language. Maybe it’s the metaphors, similies, or play on words that allow the soul to relate to the writer and life in the most inspiring way.
“Self Love Notes: Uplifting Poetry, Affirmations & Quotes,” by Michelle G. Stradford is a perfect example of this.
The book is a collection of powerful lyrical poetry that provides the reader with an opportunity to learn about themselves and fall in love with themselves through the author’s poems.
The reviews rave stating, this work of poetry is described as a way to “not only inspire but also invites the reader to nurture their hearts with accepting compassion and gratitude.”
In this day and age, that is precisely what we need as women of color. So definitely check this book out.
After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love- Alexandra Elle
For those who are looking for a more personal and relatable approach to self-care, “After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love,” by Alexandra Elle is a great choice.
In this rich work, Alexandra Elle takes her readers on a ride of love, loss, fear, acceptance, and much more.
This memoir and transforming reflections on life and everything that comes with it is a powerful reminder that self-care is not about self-indulgence, but about trusting yourself and your journey. Check out this book because you need it on this journey.
Self-Love Workbook for Black Women: An Unconventional Self-Love Guide Designed for Black Women to Find Inner Strength…- Dolores Maaike
Self-Love Workbook for Black Women: An Unconventional Self-Love Guide Designed for Black Women to Find Inner Strength, Discover One’s Profound Nature, and Improve Life Without Feeling Alone- Dolores Maaike
If you’re looking for a more spiritual approach to self-care, “Self-Love Workbook for Black Women: An Unconventional Self-Love Guide Designed for Black Women to Find Inner Strength,” by Dolores Maaike is a great choice.
The name of this book speaks for itself making it the perfect addition to your self-love library.
This book empowers black women to embrace what makes them unique by guiding them to connect with their ancestors and understand their position in this treacherous world.
It guides you to answer the age-old question of who you are and where you came from.
This book allows you to rediscover and reintroduce yourself to the innate black culture and experience so you can gain much-needed insight.
Amongst other things, this work will inspire you through stories of those who look like you and have made it through difficulties in their journey of becoming who they are.
A game changer with practical exercises and steps to help you achieve your goals of self-love with the ability to track your progress.
Speak: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be – Tunde Oyeneyin
A favorite amongst readers is “Speak: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be,” by Tunde Oyeneyin.
In this fantastic work, trainer, fitness star, and founder of SPEAK Tunde Oyeneyin takes the reader on a journey of grief, setbacks, growth, and strength to overcome.
Through sharing her story, Tunde inspires her reader to find how they can “live a life of purpose, on purpose.”
A must-read for those on the journey of self-love and discovery who find it hard some days to keep going with a path full of obstacles.
Join Tunde on her journey as she encourages you on your journey. Highlighting that trials and tribulations don’t last. But perseverance, intentions, and consistency do.
Be Unapologetically You: A Self Love Guide for Women of Color -Adeline Bird and Delia Joseph
One line of this book speaks for itself, and that line is: “Self-love is underrated. “
No more valid words have ever been spoken. And that is why this book made it to the list.
If you want to dig deep and have a spiritual, soulful understanding of self-love, this is the book you want to read.
It takes you on the journey of self-love and discovery, helping you to understand it is not something that is achieved overnight. But something that requires consistency and prioritization.
It embodies the notion that self-love is a journey that starts with looking deep into yourself and facing yourself. A favorite and one for the shelf.
Love Is The Verb: A Guided Journal to Loving Each and Every Part of You- Karlyn Benn
If you are looking for that journal that helps you work on the part of you that hates your body and build your confidence. Then you need to check out this excellent journal.
It does a fantastic job of working you through accepting yourself, your body, and your soul. It is divided into three sections focusing on those aspects of you that society tends to target, making you feel less.
It also provides a step-by-step guide on loving yourself and empowers you to be your best self and the version of yourself you want to be.
The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love- Sonya Renee Taylor
The excellent Sonya Renee Taylor, an inspiration to all, wrote this fantastic literal work to guide you on radically loving the body that your soul inhabits.
She pushes you to connect with that part of you, forcing you to celebrate that inherit strength that resides in you.
She highlights the indoctrination of hate that popular culture perpetrates upon those who don’t fit the mold of their narratives.
This book will not only give you the strength to embrace your own radical journey of self-love but give you passion for inspiring others to begin to break free from an oppressive system of self-hate.
self-care is essential for maintaining good health and well-being, both physically and mentally. With the help of self-care journals, poetry, memoirs, workbooks, and more, you can find the tools and resources you need to promote self-love and self-care.
Whether you’re looking for spiritual approaches, a more practical guide, or simply some uplifting and inspiring words, there is something out there for everyone.
Take the time to explore these books and resources and find what works best for you. Remember, self-care is not a one-time thing, it’s a journey.
And as you continue to take care of yourself, you’ll find that you have more to give to others and the world around you. So, be kind to yourself, and remember that you are amazing. Love yourself, and take the time to nurture your mind, body, and soul. You deserve it
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