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Book Club: Jessamyn Stanley's Yoke

On the Same Page Jan./Feb.
Monday, 2/14/2022
7:00 - 8:00

We discuss SFPL’s On the Same Page book selection for Jan./Feb., Jessamyn Stanley’s, Yoke: My Yoga of Self-acceptance.

 

Jessamyn Stanley is an internationally acclaimed voice in wellness, who is highly sought after for her insights on 21st-century yoga and intersectional identity. 

 

Stanley’s first book, Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On The Mat, Love Your Body, has inspired global audiences to discover the power of yoga and set forth on a path for personal development. Her highly anticipated second book, Yoke: My Yoga of Self-acceptance (Workman Publishing), is out now. In a series of deeply honest, funny, gritty, thoughtful and largely autobiographical essays, Yoke explores issues of self-love, body-positivity, race, sex and sexuality, cannabis and more, all through the lens of an authentic yoga practice. 

 

Stanley is an award-winning social advocate. She is well-versed on a variety of cultural issues including the modern Black experience, LGBTQIA+ representation and equality in the health industry amongst others. She is the co-founder of We Go High NC, a southern Cannabis Justice organization working to increase cannabis access in prohibition states like hers, and highlight the natural connection between cannabis consumption and prison abolition. The organization operates on a simple truth: No one should be in jail for weed. 

 


Read, discuss ideas and connect through the many book clubs hosted by SFPL.

On The Same Page is a bimonthly city-wide read.


This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.


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