Building Resilience Through Self-LoveJan 01, 2022 01:15PM ● By Heather Nygren
Building Resilience Through Self-Love
Brandon Farbstein’s new book, A Kid’s Book About Self-Love, encourages children to embrace what makes them unique, learn how to quiet the critical voice inside their head and feel empowered to be comfortable and happy in their own skin, especially when life throws them curveballs and challenges. In our social media age, youth are calculating their worth based on how many likes and views they get, and often feel they don’t measure up, creating feelings of isolation. Farbstein says, “Self-love isn’t talked about very much, but this book seeks to open up a conversation about how important it is to love yourself.”
The 22-year-old Gen Z Richmond native activist, author and motivational speaker was born with a rare form of dwarfism. He continues to use his experience to inspire millions and #ElevateEmpathy on a mission to spread his global message across all ages, break barriers and amplify the voices of those that don’t yet feel empowered to speak out. Now a professional speaker, Farbstein was named by Instagram as one of the 19 most influential teenagers in the world.