Be Not Afraid of Love: Lessons on Fear, Intimacy, and Connection

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Be Not Afraid of Love: Lessons on Fear, Intimacy, and Connection

By  Mimi Zhu
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“Radical and revolutionary.” —Jonny Sun, New York Times bestselling author of Goodbye, Again
A collection of powerful interconnected essays and affirmations that follow Mimi Zhu’s journey toward embodying and re-learning love after a violent romantic relationship, a stunning and provocative book that will guide and inspire readers to lean into love with softness

In their early twenties, Mimi Zhu was a survivor of intimate-partner abuse. This left them broken, in search of healing and ways to re-learn love. This work is a testament to the strength and adaptability all humans possess, a tribute to love. Be Not Afraid of Love explores the intersections of love and fear in self-esteem, friendship, family dynamics, and romantic relationships, and extends out to its effects on society and the greater political realm. In sharing their own intimate encounters with oppression, healing, joy, and community, Mimi invites readers to reflect deeply on their own experiences as well, with the intention of acting as a guide to undoing the hurt or uncertainty within them. In this heartrending and revolutionary book, Mimi reminds us, be not afraid of love.

Mimi Zhu (they/them) is a queer Chinese-Australian writer and artist. They explore the many intersections of love and fear, and they facilitate workshops that are dedicated to the healing power of the written word. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, PAPER, i-D, The Guardian, Printed Matter, VICE, and more. They are based in Brooklyn, New York. 

ISBN: 9780143137122

ISBN-10: 9780143137122

Publisher: Penguin Life

Publication Date: 08/23/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/23/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English


Self-help / Personal Growth / Self-Esteem

Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

Psychology / Psychotherapy