Own Your Beauty: There Are No Flaws. Imperfection & Perception With Katherine Center

I arrived in the United States at the age of 11, and my family moved to an extremely homogeneous neighborhood on the outskirts of Houston, Texas. Not only was the culture quite foreign to me, at the junior high school where I was enrolled I looked and sounded different from everyone around me. I managed the best way I could, and in general, I did okay. But the truth is that eleven is such an incredibly awkward age: It's the age when hormones begin to rage, our faces and hair become oily and greasy, and our bodies begin to plump out in shocking ways (or, as in my case, become unforgivingly angular). And cruelly, this is also the time when we start to really become aware of what our society deems "beautiful" -- we watch with wonder on television, in magazines, in movies and on stage the teenagers and adults who are anointed Beautiful, who become the standards for which we are encouraged to aim. ...more

Here's my start to November's homework. ...more

The Videos

Own Your Beauty is a groundbreaking, year-long movement bringing women together to change the conversation about what beauty means. Our mission: to encourage and remind grown women that it is never too late to learn to love one's self and influence the lives of those around us - our mothers, friends, children, neighbors. We can shift our minds and hearts and change the path we follow in the pursuit of authentic beauty. October: Authenticity ...more

Virtual Book Tour: Romantic Comedy Author Katherine Center at Blogcritics Today

Katherine Center, author of the romantic comedy novel, EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL, will be stopping off at Blogcritics on Day One of her virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! ...more