Women’s spending on cosmetics and plastic surgery in the US have increased 500% in the last 10 years. Yet 80% of women report that they are dissatisfied with their appearance. 40% of newly diagnosed cases of eating disorders are in girls 15-19 yet cases have been found in girls as young as 5 years old. Over 50% of teenage girls cite using unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, smoking, vomiting and taking laxatives. Ladies, we have a problem. A big problem. This current media and image drive culture has increased the pressure for women and girls of all ages to be “flawless” and beautiful according to societal standards. However the same emphasis is not placed on character and personal development. What we have is a generation of women walking around with BEAT FACES and BROKEN SOULS. We interviewed several millennial aged young women and gathered their insights on self-esteem, dating and relationships, sexual behavior, purpose and fulfillment. The responses we received put faces to every statistic that we gathered. They helped us to paint the picture and personally connect to the the BEAT FACE BROKEN SOUL epidemic. We cried. We hugged. We thought. We Wrote. “Mascara: Beat Face, Broken Soul” is a very candidly penned narrative of the inner beauty outer beauty crisis facing American young women. Take a journey with us as we uncover the heart of the matter including topics such as 1) The Fatherless Epidemic, 2) Impact of Media, 3) Sexual Decision Making and more. Continue on the journey to the solution including topics such as 1)Healing Repaired Relationships, 2) Discovering Identity, 3) Fostering Self-Love and Healthy Esteem, 4) Creating Standards and Life Values and 5) Becoming A True Boss of Your Life. Are you ready? Mascara is the perfect read for any woman ready to stop painting eyeshadow and lipstick over her pain and discover an intoxicating inner beauty that will fill her spirit, soul and body.
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