The Body Is Not An Apology
Radical Self-Love for Everybody and Every Body
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Sonya Renee Taylor (she/her), Founder and Radical Executive Officer
Sonya Renee Taylor is a world-renowned activist, award-winning artist, transformational thought leader, author of six books including The New York Times best-selling The Body Is Not an Apology, and founder of the international movement and digital media and education company of the same name. This work has reached millions of people by exploring the intersections of identity, healing, and social justice using a radical self-love framework. Sonya continues to speak, teach, write, create, and transform lives globally.
Shannon Weber, Ph.D (she/her), Editorial and Social Media Manager
Shannon Weber is a three-time book author, educator, freelance writer, and digital maven with a calling for social justice education. She brings her past experience as a gender studies professor to curate and create intersectional content that reaches TBINAA’s global audience. Shannon is passionate about connecting the dots between history and the present in order to grasp the roots of our modern social problems and agitate for structural transformation. She joined The Body Is Not An Apology in 2017 as a Content Writer and is proud to be part of the radical self-love revolution.
Brenda Barros Rivera (she/her), Executive Assistant
Brenda Barros Rivera facilitates TBINAA’s community collaborations and acts as the superstar engine powering Sonya Renee Taylor’s e-commerce and business goals, global calendar of engagements, and Patreon community. She draws on her graduate training and research experience in business administration to make sure all projects run smoothly. Brenda is also a personal growth and relationship educator, with a focus on healing narcissistic abuse and trauma. Her wisdom in this arena can be accessed on her Instagram page @createsaferelationships, where she reaches an audience of nearly 25,000.
The Body Is Not An Apology partners with a number of folks to support our programmatic and other organizational goals. All of the groups below stand out for their commitment to justice and transformation.
Samaa Abdurraqib, Content Writer
Cicely Blain, Content Writer
Gillian Brown, Content Writer
Natalio CasaNueva, Administrative Assistant
Alex Edwards, Social Media Admin
Gillian Giles, Content Writer
Jay-Marie Hill, Subscriptions Manager
Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda, Content Writer
Chelcee Johns, Assistant Editorial Manager
Aliya Khan, Social Media Admin
Tiffany Lee, Content Writer
Louisa Leontiades, Content Writer
Helena Likaj, Social Media Admin
Gabe Moses, Content Writer
Dawy Rkasnuam, Content Writer
Mary Robinson, Content Writer
Tess Verbaarschot, Digital Media Outreach Coordinator
Mai’a Williams, Assistant Editorial Manager