Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

“You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.” 

–Rachel Hollis

Hollis’s memoir is honest and vulnerable. Memoirs are fascinating because in thousands of words a reader is able to witness life through another’s perspective. Ultimately, I feel like Hollis is my new BFF. I get her. We’re different, have varied experiences, but we have come to similar conclusions and I love her.

I’m Christian and have been raised with patriarchal views of life and myself, so has Hollis. She struggles with her self-worth, sex, and anxiety, so do I. We both have grieved the silence of women and been awed by their collective strength. She wants women to succeed. So do I.