Books

Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

In October 2010, Seal Press published Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance. In Beautiful You, readers discover 365 ways to shore up their confidence, encourage self-awareness, and get reacquainted with their beautiful, brilliant selves.  Drawing on self-awareness, mind-body, and practical techniques, Beautiful You is an action plan to give women what they need to champion and fully live their own lives, coaching them into the most extraordinary- and necessary- habit of treating their whole selves well.  Part personal essay, part action and empowerment guide, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance is a practical and inspirational tool for realizing a healthy self-image through championing one’s own emotional and physical well-being.

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Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina

Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina

In June 2007, Seal Press published Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina. Showcasing self-actualization, body image, and beauty perception among Latina woman in a United States very different from their families’ native cultures, Hijas Americanas provides a provocative account of the inner struggles and triumpls of Latin-American women as we are forced to reconcile two realities: that beauty, identity, and womanhood within our homes are largely defined by our ethnic culture and parents’ upbringings, while beauty, identity, and womanhood outside our homes are defined by American culture- often presenting us with two very different standards.  The book features the voices of hundreds of women who grew up in the United States and navigated issues of gender, image, and sexuality.  This empathetic ethnography offers a protrait of the young Latina experience, detailing how growing up American and Latina affects who one becomes and how she gets there.

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28 responses to “Books”

  1. Carly Orlando

    Rosie…this is awesome. So impressive. I can’t wait for the book!

  2. Emmanuel J. Morales Butler

    Hi Rossie is Emmanuel. I’m really proud of you. Take care.

  3. PATRICIA TALAVERA

    My whole life I felt like I was the “other” as well. Not spanish enough ,but not white. Somwhere caught inthe middle of what I should be, what others thought I was and what I am. As I read your book I found myself saying wow, I have finally come to feel comfortable in my own skin. I have told everyone about this book because as I have come to see, so many other Latinas around me feel the same. Thank you for making me feel like there is another side to a latin woman. I no longer feel like the “other” and I also think that this will help me in raising my beautiful girls into strong Latin women.

  4. rosiemolinary

    Patricia, Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I am so happy that you found the book and that you enjoyed it. Your daughters are lucky to have you! Abrazos, Rosie

  5. Aileen Marquez

    I have never found a book that made me say “that happened to me!” so many times. This book made me realized that I’m not the only one who has felt as an outsider or not Latina enough at time. Thanks you so much for writing a book that not only is relatable for me but for many other Latinas who has felt the same way!

  6. rosiemolinary

    Aileen, Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so glad that the book found its way to you. You aren’t an outsider and your experience is valid and valuable to understanding all of our stories! Hope you’ll continue to share your thoughts and experiences here!

    Abrazos, Rosie

  7. A 5K???? « Run Big….Dream Big

    [...] by one of my oldest and dearest childhood friends, Rosie Molinary. She is the author of the book Hijas Americanas:  Beauty, Body Image and Growing up Latina, a book about growing up Latina in America. After writing the book, she saw a need and Circle de [...]

  8. Jenny J

    I certainly admire the great work that you have done, and it will
    certainly enlighten myself as a jewelry designer.
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  9. Diamond

    Hi Rosie,

    I like the Beautiful You book that features the voices of hundreds of Latina women who grew up in the United States and navigated issues of gender, image, and sexuality. Thank you so much for writing this great book!

  10. Body Image Warrior Week post from Rosie Molinary

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  11. Eat the Damn Cake » An announcement

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  12. Body Image Warrior Week: Rosie Molinary

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  13. An Announcement | Medicinal Marzipan

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  14. Body Image Warrior Week: An Announcement | Weightless

    [...] etsy} I’m a huge fan of Rosie Molinary, the author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up [...]

  15. Right in the Middle: A Workshop for Girls and Their Moms | Michelle in the Middle - Michelle in the Middle

    [...] Path & MichelleintheMiddle.com, with special presentations by Rosie Molinary, author of Beautiful You, and Melisa Holmes, co-founder of [...]

  16. Authors That Inspire: Rosie Molinary « Runs With Markers

    [...] journey began from her own experience dealing with body image and self-confidence. Now, with two books under her belt, Molinary hosts workshops to empower other women to follow their own paths and [...]

  17. Mara Glatzel » Self-Love Series: Vivienne McMaster

    [...] Beautiful You, by Rosie Molinary.  So good.  That’s the book of right now, that is lighting me up.  I keep thinking, [...]

  18. Allow Me To Tell You About My Hair | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  19. Summertime Self-Care | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  20. 5 Steps to Confidence | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  21. Today You Are Arriving | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  22. Delight Rather Than Deny | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  23. Getting to Body Peace | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  24. 18 Ways to Celebrate and Support a Growing Family in Your Life, Part 1 | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  25. It’s None of Your Business | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  26. Self Acceptance is Waiting for You | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  27. 10 Lessons For My 40′s | The Karina Chronicles

    [...] selves so they can live their passion and purpose and give their gifts to the world. The author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance and Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina, she teaches body image at the [...]

  28. Perfectly Imperfect | I Will Fly With Broken Wings!

    [...] you want more inspiration, on a daily basis, check out Rosie Molinary and her great book “Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self [...]

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