These body image essays deal with more than the physical transformations all young women experience, but the spiritual challenges of overcoming life-threatening eating disorders, sexual harassment, or intense depression and self-hatred. One young woman who comes a long way from being deathly ill to going back to school says, "All flesh is beautiful; this body is mine." Most of these essays are stories of hope, some arising from a long litany of pain. Many women twice their age have yet to learn the wisdom and insight these writers have to share.
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