Ilka Brühl

Beautiful in a Different Way

How I Learned to Love Myself

Ilka Brühl looks different. She was born with a facial cleft, which is a malformation of the nose, forehead and eyes. As a child, she was berated as a witch. As a young woman, she withdrew from the world and struggled with her appearance. Her path to more self-confidence was long and rocky, but it was worth it. She has turned her special appearance into a trademark and appears as a model in the media and social networks. The author fights for beauty being perceived as diversity. This is a moving book about self-love despite being different.

  • Beauty is diversity
  • A moving life story

ISBN 978-3-8436-1255-5
Hardcover with dust jacket
152 pages
Format 14 x 22 cm
EUR 20.00

Title in German

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Ilka Brühl

Ilka Brühl initially studied mechanical engineering before becoming a freelance author, model and illustrator. She lives in Braunschweig, Germany.