Michelle endured fifteen major surgeries, over the course of two decades, which left her scarred both physically and emotionally. In Am I Ugly? she confronts her body confidence and liberates readers from the pressures in society to attain ‘perfection’.
Read on to discover the array of press coverage that Michelle’s journey and campaign, #ScarredNotScared, has attracted.
An excerpt of Am I Ugly? was featured in a three-page spread in The Daily Mail.
I’m in @DailyMailUK today with a THREE PAGE SPREAD with an adaption from my book!
So rarely do you see a body like mine in the media, let alone in the paper!!
— Michelle Elman (@ScarredNtScared) July 26, 2018
An exclusive piece ran in Fabulous Online, a supplement of The Sun, in which Michelle details her journey toward body-positivity.
I’m in @TheSun today talking about my book “Am I Ugly?” and why I love my scars
Give it a read here: https://t.co/6aJGHtktT3
— Michelle Elman (@ScarredNtScared) July 27, 2018
Michelle wrote an opinion piece for The Metro highlighting the subjective nature of beauty.
"If we placed less importance on our beauty and beauty in general, words like ugly would lose their power"- Our Ambassador @ScarredNtScared writing for @MetroUK about how we should not fear being called ugly https://t.co/rAKTLmceo4
— Be Real (@BeReal_Campaign) July 19, 2018
There was a wonderful article in Cosmopolitan in which Michelle encourages readers to adopt a positive relation with their bodies.
Thank you @CatHarveyJenner
Read it here: https://t.co/0mz6oqdm0P
— Michelle Elman (@ScarredNtScared) July 30, 2018
The news channel London Live interviewed Michelle live-on-air about her memoir.
Live TV makes me a special kind of happy pic.twitter.com/lfucVhgUjZ
— Michelle Elman (@ScarredNtScared) July 17, 2018
Michelle was a featured panelist at a sold out event on body positivity and body confidence at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road.
"Your feminism is great when men think you're bitter" @theslumflower chatting with @ScarredNtScared and @_gracelatter about #bodypositivity and #bodyconfidence #WSTTBA #ScarrednotScared pic.twitter.com/gqnWjIRW21
— WaterstonesTCR (@WaterstonesTCR) July 26, 2018
Well done, Michelle, you are inspirational, and Am I Ugly? resonates with us all!