Young women (and men) are bombarded with 3000 messages a day from our culture, which promotes an unrealistic “ideal beauty,” and sells us products to lose weight, gain muscle, and change our appearance. I was an international fashion model, but I struggled with eating disorders and felt less than. I was not good enough just as I was. As children of God, made in God image with the divine imprinted in our DNA, we must counter media’s messages and connect to the divine within. As an ordained minister, I give body image workshops, lead retreats, keynote camps, and more, that dispel the myths of media and “ideal beauty” in fashion magazines, and empower participants to claim their diverse and wonderful inner beauty given by God. For my usual hour-and-half interactive presentation, participants cut pictures out of magazines, process the findings, view a PowerPoint of my story from innocent artsy-athlete to miserable model to mission-oriented minister. We look at scriptures that promote a positive body image and end with shouting in a mirror, “I am a beautiful child of God!” I have access to resources about eating disorders, as well as a website that includes links to groups who inspire positive body image. My presentation can include soundtrack of positive messages in popular songs. I tailor my message to the group size and age, denomination/religion, specific theme, and time. I would love to share this workshop with your youth and/or women’s groups or spend a weekend leading a retreat or week keynoting camp.