ABOUT THE BOOK
Making her debut as an author, Katie offers a breakthrough approach to healthy body image by exposing the harmful media messaging set in place by the fashion and beauty industries. Katie shares personal stories and experiences as a "plus size" model, girl boss, and overall flawed human being in a perfection-obsessed society. With each chapter, Katie tackles issues surrounding the topic of body image and helps pave the road of self-love for future generations of women to come.
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 enough, then we would be enough—we would have value. Society is wrong, but it took Katie H. Willcox years to understand this:
“Over the course of my 32 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.
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Praise for Healthy is the New Skinny
ACTIVIST, SPEAKER, CREATOR OF THE FILM SERIES KILLING US SOFTLY: ADVERTISING’S IMAGE OF WOMEN, AND AUTHOR OF CAN’T BUY MY LOVE: HOW ADVERTISING CHANGES THE WAY WE THINK AND FEEL
"A lively and useful guide to understanding and overcoming the destructive messages of the beauty ideal. Katie Willcox shares her journey with wisdom, insight, and humor, encouraging us to love our bodies and reclaim our power-not just to improve our own lives but also, more importantly to change the world."
INTERNATIONAL SUPERMODEL, DESIGNER, AND AUTHOR OF ROBYN LAWLEY EATS
"Katie’s personality and passion for healthy body image resonates throughout this entire book and her message is both powerful and relatable. I feel that this can be every girl’s go-to guide for empowerment and body positivity!"
FOUNDER OF THE BALANCED BLONDE AND AUTHOR OF BREAKING VEGAN
"Katie is such a positive voice for balance, wellness, and radiant self-confidence in the online world and modeling industry, and now with this book I am thrilled that she will be able to reach even more people with her message. I can absolutely relate to the struggle to find the inner confidence that Katie writes so thoughtfully about, and man once you do find it (and once she does, in this book) — all I can say is that incredible things happen! Katie tells her story with such beauty and eloquence, and after reading this book I feel like we are the best of friends. Also, YES for 'girl gangs!'"