If ten girls were asked to describe the perfect girl, they would likely rattle off an eerily similar list of qualitiesfrom hair, skin, and weight to a cute button nose. Thats a problem, because God has given girls a desire to be desirable. If girls think that they will be most wanted if they fit a one-size-fits-all image of perfection, they will continually chase that proverbial carrot their entire lives.
Backwards Beauty examines ten cultural lies young women listen to regarding beauty to help them unpack how theyre looking at themselves through the wrong lens. The tips to feel ugly range from compare yourself to every other girl to eat junk and diet, diet, diet.
Reading a book by Jessie Minassian is like sitting down with a friend and talking about the hard things in life. Girls will be able to find freedom and hope in the midst of a culture that idolizes beauty.