and love yourself just the way you are
perfect body.Why not push the body shame aside, and remember what fun it can be to let go of insecurities and celebrate who we are,
flawsand all? We also applaud these authors, who provide great support to those who’ve been told happiness lies with the
perfectBMI—maybe happiness is instead learning to love yourself just the way you are. —Courtney, Audible Editor
Dare to Be Kind
- How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World
- By: Lizzie Velasquez, Catherine Avril Morris
- Narrated by: Lizzie Velasquez
- Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
When Lizzie Velasquez was 17 years old, she came across a video online titled "The World's Ugliest Woman" - only to discover that it featured her. In response, she decided to stand up on behalf of victims everywhere and created a YouTube channel and TED talk that have drawn tens of millions of viewers. In this revelatory book, Lizzie reveals the hidden forces that give rise to cruelty, and how we can redirect them to unlock empathy and kindness.
Sincere & Beautifull + A Pure Eternal Masterpiece
- By al on 06-06-17
"The world needs you, exactly as you are."
Of course, our relationship to our bodies is about so much more than their size. Whether we identify as disabled, view ability on a spectrum, or are dealing with any number of medical or psychological disorders that can affect self-image, there’s no denying that the world is too often built around the able-bodied, a perspective that shuts out nearly 20% of the population. For those of us whose bodies don’t always behave how we want them to, the notion of unbridled positivity doesn’t always resonate. What does? Kindness.
Lizzie Velasquez, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder known as neonatal progeroid syndrome, once came across a cruel YouTube video that called her "the ugliest woman in the world." What comes up when you search her now? Her inspiring TED Talks, which have racked up more than 10 million views; a documentary film, A Brave Heart, about her life; her widely followed social channels; and this book. In her own voice, Velasquez recounts her journey toward radical self-determination while outlining the ways we can all work to foster empathy, compassion, resilience, and confidence. When she says "the world needs you, exactly as you are," it’s impossible not to listen—and to feel the hope in her message.