Veronica Farmer was diagnosed with extensive cancer just days before her wedding, and it was a powerful life scar for her. Made Beautiful by Scars started with the idea of Farmer sharing how cancer made her more beautiful. She then realized hosts of other women’s lives are molded by their own scars.
In this collection, she shares her story and the stories of twenty-two other women who have lived through trauma that did not break them. The narratives show how the tragedies they encountered grew them, expanded their beauty into a whole new realm, and touched many others.
From Nicky who suffered the pain of infertility, to Kate who battled melanoma, and to Amanda who became a paraplegic, Made Beautiful by Scars captures raw stories from Farmer and other women who have faced all types of life scars and been made stronger. Farmer shines a light on the unimaginable strength of women, survivors who have been empowered by adversity and challenge.