When little girls are neglected or abused, when teen girls are taunted or assaulted, when women are used or discriminated against, they can't help question their worth. With her trademark vulnerability and candor, editor Tamara Lunardo weaves together the stories of 30 women in a poignant, challenging, and ultimately inspiring exploration of how women's self-worth is shaped. Asking the deepest questions of every heart and making room for real answers, What a Woman is Worth is a bold effort to bring about greater awareness of how women and girls are wounded; to offer catharsis, comfort, and community; and to affirm the inestimable worth of all people. The question of our worth lies at the root of so many things that hold us back in shame, fear, or doubt. This book is a brave 'I'll go first, ' inspiring all who read it to take important steps forward into freedom. - Kristen Howerton, Professor of Psychology, Vanguard University and author of RageAgainsttheMinivan.com
Tamara Lunardo is a writer and editor known for her disarming honesty and humor. She works out her thoughts on real life and real faith at TamaraOutLoud.com, contributes regularly to a DeeperStory.com, and has been syndicated at BlogHer.com, ChurchLeaders.com, and ProdigalMagazine.com. Her essays have appeared in Not Alone: Stories of Living with Depression, Letters to Me: Conversations with a Younger Self, and Not Afraid: Stories of Confronting Fear. She is a copywriter for a large, child-focused anti-hunger organization, and the mother to five beautiful children.