This isn't just any other body positivity book on the market – My Anaconda Don't! has got plenty of sass, and most importantly, plenty of ass. With a mixture of tongue-in-cheek humour, earnest tips and a trip through history, this book will teach you how to celebrate and love what you were born with (and explore what some people buy).
The content is comprehensive, starting with the origin of B.C. (butt culture), gluteus health, the formation of the body positivity movement, butts in pop culture, and how to pamper your behind. There's a focus on music, and how Black culture – especially hip-hop – has played a pivotal role in how wider culture has gone from shunning to loving butts. The book also explores the fetishisation of Black bodies, fatphobia and plastic surgery.
Throughout the book there are inspirational quotes from champions of body positivity, like Nicki Minaj, Lizzo, Rihanna and Laverne Cox. And there are juicy breakdowns on the rise of the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez and more.
My Anaconda Don’t! is entertaining, educational and will have you laughing out loud. The pages are complete with vibrant, full-colour illustrations by Latinx illustrator, Iliana Galvez (@growmija) who is based in Houston, Texas. Her work is a love letter to Black and Brown people, with messages of self love.