Cool Sh*t To Read on the Toilet: Belong
Stop hanging out with the wrong people doing things that don’t fulfill and energize you, and choose how you spend your time and who you spend it with. In BELONG: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life, Radha Agrawal, founder of Daybreaker and identical twin sister of Miki Agrawal, the founder of TUSHY, beautifully explains how she found her tribe and built a truly global dance party, Daybreaker, with and for the people she loved. (If you've ever been to one of her Daybreaker parties, held monthly in 25 cities around the world, you’ve felt the strong sense of community and a feeling of belonging that radiates through the dance floor. It's a pulse that makes you simultaneously want to dance your face off and hug everyone!) In Belong, Agrawal navigates how she found and expanded a strong community of like-minded and like-spirited individuals. Radha sprinkles in powerful hand-drawn illustrations and interactive workbook assignments that transform this easy read into a productive, nourishing and introspective experience. So bring a pen and a hanky with you to the bathroom.
BELONG: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life was born out of the methods, tips, and tricks Agrawal used to create the Daybreaker community and what she observed as that community evolved. She saw the need for all of us to find a place of acceptance, repair our social fabric, and reconnect. A modern how-to manual for figuring out where and with whom we fit, and complete with beautiful, playful illustrations, BELONG encourages readers to first go in—a process that includes discovering what we want and what we have to offer—and then out, so they can find their community and their people.
Thousands of people flock to Agrawal’s morning parties because they’re a place where they can dance without fear, where everyone is greeted with a smile and a hug, and where they leave with a natural high. In an increasingly mobile, transitional, and digitally fractured world, this hunger for real connection through community is only growing. BELONG is here to help people find it.
About the Author
A social entrepreneur, impact investor, inventor, speaker, and lifelong community builder, Radha Agrawal co-founded Daybreaker, the grassroots, sober early morning dance phenomenon that takes place in 25 cities across the globe and has a rapidly growing loyal community of almost half a million people. She is also the recipient of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award and has been touted as “1 of 8 women who will change the world” by MTV. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.