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.
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.