Stand Beautiful: A Story of Brokenness, Beauty and Embracing It All
Book Summary: Stand Beautiful, written by international speaker and TEDx presenter Chloe Howard, details one teen's ability to overcome injustice and self-doubt, causing her to live fully and embrace her unique self. Readers will discover empowerment and encouragement to...
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Stand Beautiful, written by international speaker and TEDx presenter Chloe Howard, details one teen's ability to overcome injustice and self-doubt, causing her to live fully and embrace her unique self. Readers will discover empowerment and encouragement to boldly stand beautiful.
In Stand Beautiful, international speaker and TEDx presenter Chloe Howard shares her story of overcoming injustice, battling self-doubt, and rising up to speak out, fueled by a powerful encounter with Bono from the band U2. Chloe's story shows that even through brokenness and shame, we can venture toward hope, accept our unique selves, and share in our human experiences. Chloe boldly addresses the unlikely hero in each of us. Readers will be inspired to be brave, to speak up against injustice, and redefine beauty as more than what the eye can see. Chloe shares how faith enabled her to endure physical and emotional pain, spurring readers to delve into authenticity and stand beautiful.
Margot Starbuck (M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary) is a popular speaker at conferences and retreats and on college campuses. Previously Starbuck worked for six years as the Director of Spiritual Development at the Eastern Christian Children's Retreat in Wyckoff, New Jersey, serving women and men living with disabilities. She also served as the interim pastor at Ponds Reformed Church in Oakland, New Jersey.
Starbuck's recent activities include writing for a variety of publications such as Rev!, Pray and Neueserving as a volunteer with Reality Ministries, where she has the privilege of being friends with teens living with disabilities. She has recently written The Girl in the Orange Dress: Searching for a Father Who Does Not Fail and Unsqueezed: Springing Free from Skinny Jeans, Nose Jobs, Highlights and Stilettos.
Chloe Howard is on a mission to empower people of all ages to embrace their uniqueness and boldly face their beautiful selves. Born with a foot deformity, Chloe had five major operations by the time she was 15. Through her hardships, Chloe learned that differences are unique, bullying needs to be stopped from the inside out, and worth is most valuable when it comes from within. Today, Chloe is the voice of Stand Beautiful, a movement promoting the acceptance of self and others. She has been featured on NPR, Teen Vogue, and was recently a TEDx Speaker. She has been the subject of two documentaries and toured internationally with CURE.org . Visit standbeautiful.me for more information about Chloe and her message.