The Beauty of Different
Observations of a Confident Misfit
Bright Sky Press
Constantly bombarded with messages on how to think, how to feel, how to look, it can be very easy to fall into the mindset that we somehow fail as individuals, that we are not enough. But the truth is, those aspects of ourselves that make us individuals are actually the source of our own beauty, our super power. The Beauty of Different explores beauty in nine fresh ways and challenges the reader to revel in her own uniqueness. Combining beautiful imagery, portraiture, insightful commentary, essays, and interviews, this multisensory exploration of what is really beautiful provokes deeper self-discovery. Designed to connect and inspire, The Beauty of Different encourages the reader to reframe her differences, not as shortcomings, but as characteristics of distinction—maybe even superpowers.
Nationally renowned for her ability to see the beauty in the world around us, Karen Walrond is the author of the photoblog Chookooloonks (www.chookooloonks.com/blog), which pairs striking imagery and inspiring words. Published online since February 2004, Chookooloonks was named one of the Best Adoption Blogs on the web by Adoptive Families magazine. She is a seasoned public speaker and has appeared on both local and national television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her art pieces and projects have been included in exhibits around the country. She contributes to the collaborative Web site Shutter Sisters, a photoblog aimed at inspiring and creating community among avid women photographers. She is author of Through the Gadling Lens, a weekly column on the travel site Gadling.com, with tips and other information on travel photography.