Coming to stores June 21, 2022
I have focused the last 5 years on the women who have walked through my studio doors and I am so excited to be expanding my art to children's literature.
My book, I Love My Body Because, published by Simon & Schuster, and written with my friend Shelly Anand, is available for pre-order.
Our thoughts and feelings towards our bodies are developed so young, and the programming we learn we carry through our lifetime. To start to tell a new story we must learn to shift the paradigm and I believe it starts with children, and those who read to them.
When I was writing the book, I was thinking of us, all of us that have bodies and are learning to embrace and celebrate our physical form.
Pre-ordering is so powerful because it amplifies how important the perspective of the book is. I would be so so appreciative if you would show your support by ordering a copy which will ensure you are one of the first to receive them in June!
I have also created a new IG account: @wordswithnomi for those who will be wanting to see my journey as a writer. I would love to see you there.
Thank you for being here with me, thank you for celebrating with me, and cheers to shifting the paradigm where we continue to grow appreciation for our bodies.
Nomi and Shelly have been friends since 2004 when Nomi came to visit her big sister Hannah at Wellesley College. In the summer of 2018, Nomi and Shelly were hanging at the beach and decided that together they wanted to create a children's book about body positivity and body awareness. The words and ideas flowed from there and "I Love My Body Because" was created.
Nomi and Shelly are grateful to their agent Saba Sulamain at Talcott-Notch for her insight, their editor Kendra Levin at Simon & Schuster for supporting their vision, Amanda Ramirez at Simon & Schuster who assures all the details are attended to with care, and Erika Medina whose art brought the book to life.
We are excited to share our words and mindset with children, the adults who read to them, and the child in all of us.
Shelly Anand is a human and civil rights attorney in Atlanta fighting for immigrants and low-income workers from marginalized communities. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. She lives with her husband and two small children.
Erika Medina is a Mexican illustrator and art instructor living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is interested in storytelling, myths and legends, and scary stories
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