In 2010, Seal Press published Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance. A fresh approach in empowering self-acceptance, Beautiful You inspired thousands of women to treat their whole selves well. Now, the 2nd Edition of Beautiful You is teaching new readers to break undermining habits of self-criticism, shore up confidence, realize profound self-acceptance and champion their own emotional and physical wellbeing. Part personal essay, part action and empowerment guide, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance is a practical, accessible, and inspirational tool that will make readers think, laugh, and change their ways while never patronizing them.
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.