FLAWD: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You Are

FLAWD: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You Are

by Emily-Anne Rigal, Jeanne Demers

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Overview

When you look in the mirror and only see your flaws, it can be hard to be your best self.
 
FLAWD is your new cheerleader—an energetic guide to seeing your flaws as the doorway to something more.

Through dynamic stories and advice from teens and celebrities around the world, FLAWD will help you to:
·       SEE yourself as perfectly imperfect.
·       TREAT life as playfully as possible.
·       THINK about what really matters.
·       EMBRACE all that makes you, YOU.
·       UNDERSTAND influence and how to use it.
·       KNOW you can be part of a flawd and powerful transformation.
 
Even though we exist in a culture that thrives on bullying us into believing we're never good enough as we are, FLAWD affirms that you are good enough, ready enough and important enough to be a flawd light in the world.
 
Are you ready to become fearless with your flaws and change the world by being yourself? Then FLAWD is the book for you.

“Not only does Emily-Anne have strong convictions and a beautiful soul, but she has taken action against bullying. Her actions have had such an immediate and enormous impact on the world already.” —Lady Gaga

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399174032
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 622,299
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Founder and director of anti-bullying organization WeStopHate.org, 21-year-old Emily-Anne Rigal is one of Newsweek’s “150 Most Fearless Women in the World.” An activist, speaker, and YouTube personality, she is a recipient of the Peace First Prize and the TeenNick H.A.L.O. (Helping and Leading Others) Award. For more information, visit EmilyAnneRigal.com.

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• INTRODUCTION •

Yes, I said it.

And I meant it.

And I’m here to represent it.

And so are a lot of my peers.

Because you’re not alone with your flaws. Far from it.

Every person on this planet has a flaw. Flaws can range from something physical, something emotional, to something you just downright don’t like about yourself.

Momo055650, age 16

So, who is this person jumping straight into the scary flaws conversation right off the bat? Well, it’s me, Emily-Anne Rigal. I founded the nonprofit WeStopHate when I was sixteen. Now, five years later, my passion is still helping others to feel comfortable being themselves.

And flaws fascinate me. Do they fascinate you? Like, why do we have to have them and why do we spend crazy amounts of energy doing things like . . .

In short, why do we have . . .

Maybe you’re in a really good space when it comes to flaws. Maybe you’re enlightened on the subject and you want others to feel the same kind of liberation. If that’s the case, you already know that accepting what you don’t like about yourself sets you free.

It’s about just accepting your flaws and just moving on with your life because there’s so many more things to life than just worrying about not having the clearest skin, not being the prettiest, not being the smartest, and not succeeding at absolutely everything that you do.

Momo055650, age 16

We’re all somewhere on this spectrum. Do you know where you are?

Let’s do something. Regardless of where you are on the spectrum, try imagining this: WHAT IF we collectively went ridiculously hardcore in the direction of . . .

My makeup is almost always uneven. I have these really annoying fangs that even braces couldn’t get rid of. I have terrible asthma that occasionally makes me look like a little bit of a wimp. Let’s just say I have less than perfect skin. My hands are really chubby. And believe it or not I’m actually kind of a shy person. And as much as I sometimes don’t like those qualities about myself, I know that I wouldn’t be myself without those qualities. And the last thing I would ever want to do is be something that I’m not.

AidanIsWeird, age 15

(Continues…)



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