Self-mutilation and weight-loss versus personal power! What can an international model, a former gym addict and a blind woman teach us about beauty? What has happened to the 'ugly old crone' and 'wise elder' in today's society? What's the spiritual explanation for the rise in labiaplasty? Does beauty have a smell?! Plus: Why selling 'empowerment' to women can be obnoxious... and why you can't compare a physical face with divine vibration.