Body Positivity – THE SOUND OF US

Posted at Jun 8, 2016 10:43 am

The Sound of Us Body Positivity Blog Series

When my publisher asked me to participate in the Body Positivity blog tour for Julie Hammerle’s THE SOUND OF US, I didn’t have to think twice.

I’ve been every size from a 6 to a 16, sometimes up, sometimes down, and the number I see on the scale has wreaked a lot of havoc on my own self-image. However, the older I get, the less I worry about the scale or the size of my clothes. Instead I try to focus on being grateful for my relatively good health. I’ve battled some chronic health issues over the years and used to blame that for the weight gain, but these days I tell myself that this body of mine got me where I am today.

It’s a body that has hiked, biked, danced at concerts, snorkeled with sea turtles, skied down mountains, and most important, given me a beautiful child. It’s a body that my spouse has loved through all those size changes, and a body that will age- if I’m lucky- because I want to use it for a long time. My health issues are mostly under control these days, and my gratitude for that far outweighs (pun intended) my vanity, on most days.

I love reading books with heroines who discover they’re beautiful just as they are, which is why I’m excited to read THE SOUND OF US by Julie Hammerle.



Kiki Nichols might not survive music camp.

She’s put her TV-loving, nerdy self aside for one summer to prove she’s got what it takes: she can be cool enough to make friends, she can earn that music scholarship, and she can get into Krause University’s music program.

Except camp has rigid conduct rules—which means her thrilling late-night jam session with the hot drummer can’t happen again, even though they love all the same TV shows, and fifteen minutes making music with him meant more than every aria she’s ever sung.

But when someone starts snitching on rule breakers and getting them kicked out, music camp turns into survival of the fittest. If Kiki’s going to get that scholarship, her chance to make true friends—and her chance with the drummer guy—might cost her the future she wants more than anything.



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