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“No Fat Chicks”: Overcoming Body Shame and Living in Authenticity is my journey to building a leadership business while working to improve my own perception of my body. I have experienced bullying and harsh rebukes about my appearance for years. What does God have to say about that? I wondered if He had a plan for me, given that my appearance was apparently unpleasant for people. Others couldn’t see me being the woman He wants me to be because I was overweight, not pretty enough, or not “eye candy.”
I believe being authentic about what has happened to me will encourage others to find the courage to walk through doors of opportunity waiting for them. With God’s help, I’ve been able to overcome body shame. I believe this book will help you, your family, your friends, and your teenagers understand their worth and walk firmly in the path God has established for you and for them. This would make an excellent women’s small group study or small group study for teenage girls.
I am a Leadership Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Author who helps and equips men and woman to walk in His purpose with confidence, regardless of shame, abuse, bullying, teasing, low self-esteem, and low self-worth. If you want to rise and find a way to stand up for yourself with God as your guide, let me encourage you to read this book.
About the Author
Darla Harms, President/CEO of Small Town Girls Play BIG (STGPB) and Owner of Darla Harms Leadership, earned a master’s degree in Leadership and Adult Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and she worked in education, churches, and non-profits before dedicating her career to full-time leadership. Despite her past professional roles and growing up in a small town of 1,200 people, leadership, influence, and thinking bigger was always her core focus.
She knew her calling was to fully pursue leadership after stumbling across a 13-week leadership class. This focus group was centered around the book “Leadership Gold” written by John Maxwell, Founder of the John Maxwell Team, with six women in attendance. After attending the first session, Darla immediately signed up for the John Maxwell Team certification program and, that year, became a Certified Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Trainer and launched Darla Harms Leadership.
Darla has facilitated leadership programs such as group trainings, onsite development, coaching, workshops, keynote speaking, and executive retreats. Now, she has entered the next phase of her career through empowering “Small Town Girls” and continuing to build her leadership legacy.