Tuesday, September 8, 2015

FLAWD by Emily-Anne Rigal | Review #flawd #westophate

FLAWD: How To Stop Hating On Yourself, Others, and The Things That Make You Who You Are by Emily-Anne Rigal 
Published: August 18, 2015
Pubisher: Perigree Books (Penguin Random House Imprint)
Pages: 208
Received: From publisher for honest review
Find Online: Goodreads | Amazon | Chapters

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

Wow! What a great book for teens. Honestly, I wish this had been around when I was growing up. Learning to love yourself and accept your flaws is a hard thing especially while going through your teen years when everything is changing drastically. You have horomonal changes, social changes (think starting high school, cliques, etc) and identity issues. This book touches on some amazing things that can help our teens.

There are chapters about accepting who you, actually embracing your flaws. There are writing exercises to do that will help turn the negatives into positives. It's a great initiative to help open the dialogue between teens to help each other and not bully each other. We are unique and should be viewed as such - no one fits into the cookie cutter ideals of the "perfect" person, so it's unrealistic to think that teens should be left thinking that something is wrong with them or that they are not "fill in the blank" enough to fit in.

Don't take my word for it, check out the Monster High site (they are collaborating with Emily-Anne for Flawd) and her site WeStopHate.org. I love that Mattel has joined this author by using their Monster High dolls to show acceptance - freaky flaws and all. I think that the dolls themselves can show pre-teens/teens that being different is okay. I've read a few of the books and they are a delight, so perfect match if you ask me!

I'll be passing along my copy to one of my aunts that works with teens. I think this book will help her to help themselves with accepting who they are. I'm happy to have been given the chance to promote this book and pass it along to someone who I know will use it to help so many others.

About the Author:
Founder and director of the anti-bullying organization WeStopHate.org, twenty-one-year-old Emily-Anne Rigal, is one of Newsweek's "150 Most Fearles 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. -source is book jacket

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