193 pages / August 2020 / 1,300 yen ( w/o tax)
Be in charge of your own life.
A high heel clad Buddhist priest teaches self-love.
Don’t let societal standards dictate your life.
Break down oppressive norms and conventions.
Gay, an LGBTQ supporter, a Buddhist priest, and a makeup artist, Nishimura found his way to total self-love.
Nishimura once felt inferior to those around him as a man attracted to other men. A bleak, lonesome existence in high school was followed by a lack of acceptance as a foreign student in the US.
This is his journey to self-love and acceptance.
“Nothing changes until you believe you have value.”
Lift yourself up and take pride in your individuality.
Chapter 1 Choose your own life
Chapter 2 Finding allies gets easier
Chapter 3 Reinventing “common sense”
Chapter 4 Be someone you can love
A member of the LGBTQ community, an internationally-renowned makeup artist, and a Buddhist priest. I first saw Kodo Nishimura on Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! I was instantly taken by his striking high heels and style. He was glowing with self-confidence, but viewers soon learned that Nishimura grew up struggling with an inferiority complex, having to hide his sexuality. This book details his journey to self-love, and provides a gentle push on the back to those who need one.