Join us for the launch celebration of Renee Engeln's new book, Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women.
Today's young women face a bewildering set of contradictions when it comes to beauty. They're angry about the media's treatment of women but hungrily consume the very outlets that belittle and oppress them. These same young women are fierce fighters for the issues they care about and are striving to create a different world for themselves. In Beauty Sick, Dr. Renee Engeln, whose TEDx talk on beauty sickness has received more than 250,000 views, reveals the shocking consequences of our obsession with girls' appearance on their emotional and physical health as well as their wallets and ambitions. Combining scientific studies with the voices of real women of all ages, she provides inspiration and workable solutions to help girls and women overcome negative attitudes and embrace their whole selves, to transform their lives, claim the futures they deserve.
Renee Engeln is an award-winning Northwestern University psychology professor based in Chicago.