We live in a world where beauty is everything. Society tells us that if we just looked a certain way, if we had the right products, if we were skinny eugh, then we would be eugh - we would have value. Society is wrong, but it took Katie H. Willcox years to understand this: 'Over the course of my 30 short years, I have both worked as a professional model and been the exact opposite of our culture's beauty ideal. I have struggled with my weight and felt like I didn't and never would fit in. Then I had a powerful realization: my misery and self-loathing didn't change with my weight or how pretty society thought I was, so my looks weren't the source of happiness and worth that I had believed them to be. But then, what was? And how had I come to invest so much of myself in beliefs that were so untrue?' In these pages, Katie shares the lessons she learned in her journey to find the answers to these questions. She reveals who gains from our feeling small and why we need to examine the messages we receive from our culture and our families. She explains how we can redefine beauty, make healthy the new skinny , and harness the power of our thoughts to choose self-love. Katie encourages us to discover our true magnificent selves, find our purpose and pursue our dreams - and help others to do the same.
Katie H. Willcox is the founder and CEO of Natural Model Management and Healthy Is the New Skinny. Founded in 2011, Healthy Is the New Skinny (HNS) promotes positive body image and lifestyles for women all over the world. HNS has been featured in a variety of publications, including People magazine, Shape magazine, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. www.healthyisthenewskinny.com