Young women are deeply dissatisfied with society’s standards (and double standards). They want more for themselves–but sometimes they don’t quite know what that more should be. That’s where Miss Black New Jersey 2018 and Teen Vogue “It Girl” turned fashion writer Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien comes in.
Through her insightful comments on media, pop culture, and pervading cultural myths about beauty, fashion, and womanhood, Tarah-Lynn dismantles the messages that feed into the insecurities, fears, doubts, and guilt that young women experience today. She introduces them to an understanding of God as a loving Father and the King of all kings, who bestows upon his daughters a crown of love, worth, and power. And she shows them how to not only claim the promises of God but also walk purposefully in them as independent women (no prince necessary!) who respond to adversity with righteousness and authority.
This book is about the author’s life experiences about walking in confidence in Christ. This book is full of biblical references, diction, and metaphors. It had me up half of the night reading. I did not want to put this book down. The author told us who we need to be in Christ. This book is a manual for women of God. I gained a lot of new knowledge even though this book was written for teen girls. I like how at the end of each chapter we got Kingdom Keys. These keys were very informative. I like the reflection questions to think more in-depth about the topics in the book. This was not a self-help book but it did provide a wealth of knowledge about your” SELF” I have never heard of this author but I would definitely be reading more. I recommend this to all my Queens. I give this book 5 stars.
Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien is a fierce and favored fashionista passionate about encouraging and empowering young women to fully grasp their worth in Christ. Through her award-winning brand Adorned in Armor, she inspires thousands of young women to conquer life through faith and style. After just one year, her readers nominated Adorned in Armor as a finalist for the Best International Blog in the 2014 Cosmopolitan UK Awards. AIA was inspired by the message of Ephesians 6 about putting on the full armor of God, and Tarah-Lynn shows by example how to be properly adorned spiritually and physically to fight in victory.
Through landing internships at Elle Magazine and PBS and collaborating with brands such as Maybelline and Banana Republic, her work experience has catapulted her into becoming a Teen Vogue It Girl and a Teen Vogue Fashion Writer.
Among many other titles, Tarah-Lynn has crowned Miss Black New Jersey and is campaigning to raise awareness and money for the Stroke Association on her Go Fund Me page “Tarah Takes Heart.”
Tarah-Lynn graduated from Rider University Summa Cum Laude with her BA in Communications in 2016 and holds her master’s degree in journalism innovation from Syracuse University in 2018. Though she fills many roles, Tarah-Lynn’s mission rings clear: to help women love themselves the way God intended.
You can find her styling, hosting events, and speaking at self-worth and branding workshops.
Most Recent Project: Claim Your Crown: Boldly Navigating Life as the Royal You Are (Revell 2019)