This Teenager Will Break Your Heart With Her Truth About Being a Woman (Video)


Mothers, daughters, fathers, sons; we are all taught about our body image from the people who raise us, whether consciously or, sometimes more powerfully, from the actions of our parents or caregivers. Being a woman means internalizing most of this information, both good and bad. 

This young poet explains that big idea in a heartbreaking and spot-on description of her own experience as a young woman (watch below). 

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Starre Vartan

Starre Vartan has been covering eco fashion, natural beauty, ethical travel, and sustainable design for over a decade. She's written for magazines (Whole Living, Metropolis) and online (Huffington Post, MNN,, Inhabitat) and she has been honored as a thought leader by Glamour and Self magazines, as well as quoted in the New York Times (thrice). She's the author of "The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green" (St. Martin's Press) which was based on her longrunning blog, Starre was born Down Under in Sydney, Australia and has dual citizenship with the United States, as she grew up and was educated in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction writing from Columbia University. She splits her time between the Connecticut coast and Manhattan and loves to read, hike, snowboard, horseback ride, travel, and she will swim in almost anything (from lake to sea, cenote to mountain swimming hole).