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Joi C. Simpson is a woman who wears many hats.
On any given day, you’ll find her leading worship, teaching theater and performance, writing and directing plays, speaking before crowds of people, or even singing at Carnegie Hall. And though she can seamlessly move from accomplishment to accomplishment, you might be surprised to learn that this talented woman struggled with self-acceptance for many years. In her own words,
“I spent a lot of my life living in my head, overthinking, living in my hurts and experiences and with walls all around me. I wouldn’t let the real me be shared because I didn’t think that I would be welcomed or understood. On the outside I had it all together – a “Perfect Patty” you might say, but on the inside, I was ﬂawed, scared, broken, and ashamed. I had played a role so long for other people I had to learn who I really was.”
This journey towards self-acceptance has been one ﬁlled with ups and downs, harsh realities and greater grace, all of which are reflected in her first book: “Beautiflawed: The New Definition of Beauty.” In this book, as Joi shares her very personal story of family, relationships, brokenness, and rejection, she’ll uncover the truths that allowed her (and all of us) to understand who we were created to be. In “Beautiflawed,” we’ll discover how the things we see as flaws are the very things that make us truly beautiful.
Joi is a native of Los Angeles, CA, where she attended Hamilton High Academy of Music. Joi received her bachelor’s degree in Music & Worship Arts from Hope International University. She puts the “multi” in “multi-hyphenate” as an accomplished actor, singer, playwright, director, producer, teacher, preacher, and motivational speaker.
“When I was 15 or 16, there was an incident that made me feel like I was less than the scum of the earth. It left me sad, embarrassed of my weight, and definitely not beautiful. At that tender age, I asked God to help me conquer my issues so that no other little girl or boy would ever feel like I felt at that moment. It’s been in serving those that are broken that I have had to practice what I preach, and in doing so, God has taken that hurting, broken young woman and molded her into a woman with the confidence to tell other broken, hurting people that their beauty isn’t found in perfection or what other people say, but it’s found in the unlikeliest of places – our flaws, failures, and fears. I hope that while you read this book you look at the story of your life and instead of being ashamed of it or comparing it to the next person, that you see the beauty in the unique person God has called you to be. Not Flawed. Beautiflawed.”
Available in Paperback, Hardcover, and Kindle eBook.