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Beautiful You Book Review: Amongst Sisters by Amanda Foxon-Hill

Posted Jan 06 2012 10:57pm

I’m delighted to present a book review and interview with Amanda Foxon-Hill today about her inspirational book ‘Amongst Sisters.’    This beautiful book is a true treasure and has been the perfect summer holiday reading for me throughout the festive season.  ’Amongst Sisters’ is a celebration of the female form and women’s lives.  Themes of beauty, confidence, love and acceptance abound in it’s colourful pages with gorgeous photographs by Lucia De Giovanni.  Amanda kindly agreed to tell us a little more…

What inspired you to write ‘Amongst Sisters?‘  After working in the beauty industry (as a   chemist) for the past 13 years, I have been increasingly worried about our desire to deny and wipe out anything that is unique and interesting about us, such as the odd wrinkle, scar, birthmark, the shape of eyes or nose and our skin texture.  I’m also concerned that as free women with many choices and opportunities we now seem to be focusing almost totally on our looks and specifically young doll-like looks.  I don’t believe that this is healthy for our self-esteem or personal growth and see it as a consequence of our fix-it, need-it-now, ‘teenager-like’ society that prefers to scoot across the … Read the rest

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