Have you ever been bullied? Betrayed by a friend? Critical of who you see in the mirror every day? Born with a clubfoot and enduring intense physical and emotional pain because of it, international speaker, TEDx speaker, and anti-bullying author...
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Have you ever been bullied? Betrayed by a friend? Critical of who you see in the mirror every day? Born with a clubfoot and enduring intense physical and emotional pain because of it, international speaker, TEDx speaker, and anti-bullying author Chloe Howard will help you overcome the pain and struggles in your own life, coming alongside you as a friend on your journey to live happy and free.
You are enough. You are a daughter of God. And no matter how hard life gets, you don't have to do it alone. In Stand Beautiful, Chloe shares her story of being bullied about a birth defect as a freshman and how it helped her not only overcome self-doubt, it also gave her the courage to rise up and speak out to help others.
Ultimately, Stand Beautiful will inspire young people ages 12 and up to:
Be brave and find beauty within diversity Speak up against injustice and stand up for what is right Redefine beauty as more than what the eye can see Stop being self-destructive and choose self-empowerment
Fueled by a powerful encounter with Bono from the band U2, Stand Beautiful features:
A "Lessons Learned" section that highlights valuable lessons every teen should know An "Interview with Chloe" section that gives readers details about her favorite iTunes playlist, books on her bookshelf, and much more The encouragement and hope teens need to accept their unique selves, just as they are
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.