Loving Ourselves is a call to action for every member of the LGBT community to stand up and be proud of who you are. Through the compassionate voice of Dr. Kimeron Hardin, this well-documented guide allows you to recognize your strengths, acknowledge your weaknesses, and become a stronger, more vital person. Growing up lesbian or gay in a heterocentric or homophobic culture presents many challenges to the development of a healthy self-concept. We are bombarded almost daily with messages that we are either evil or sick and while we learn to overcome these obstacles, the scars from this type of upbringing can be hard to erase. This book is about going beyond the intellectual resistance to early programming and incorporating a truly self-compassionate relationship to the identity we call the "self". The author's hope is to help you develop a consistently positive and nurturing inner voice that transcends the negative feedback you may have stored from your past and may still encounter in today's world.