Leanne Power, author of You Are Sooooo Beautiful, made a striking discovery. Although being intelligent, athletic and successful, she never fully understood the meaning of ‘real’ beauty. Then came a moment of time, when Leanne was forced to strip away all the social-conditioning about what a woman should be and look like, and You Are Sooooo Beautiful was born. Leanne is also a proud mother, and is passionate about teaching children, and adults, about true beauty.
“True beauty isn’t the collection of unrealistic physical ideals that the media loves to promote. True beauty is embracing who you are at your very core.”
- Leanne Power
The A4 sized hardcover book, is illustrated in bright and bold images by Jared MacPherson. The book is written with a strong message, woven into an appealing story for children. This creates a wonderful handbook for teaching of one of Life’s lessons: self-esteem. Adults too, could benefit from the simple idea of being who you are; simple yet often hard to grasp in an environment of vast external pressures.
The You Are Sooooo Beautiful story follows Marley Rae’s journey from birth to adulthood. Through the mentorship of her Aunt, Marley Rae discovers beauty in herself and nature around her. The repetitive “You are sooooo beautiful” is an anticipation winner with children coupled with the endearing cupping-the-face-in-hands image appearing on the front cover. Marley Rae’s confidence and transition into adulthood is a quality many parents would like to see their children achieve.
The book’s message echos many of my own beliefs.
The importance of family
Be who God made you to be
Shine where you are, or as my Mum used to say, “Bloom where you are planted“
Don’t change yourself to fit the world’s standards
See beauty in nature
“Be who your truly are on the inside and encourage others to do so too.”
- Excerpt from You Are Sooooo Beautiful
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