Video: Missed It? Watch Interview with Naomi Katz and Beautiful-Being an Empowered Young Woman

Do you remember your first kiss? Your first heartbreak? Your first bra? The first time your best friend betrayed you? Beautiful: Being an Empowered Young Woman peels back the truth behind becoming a woman in a chaotic world where airbrushed perfection is beauty – when in reality, beauty is who you are.

Beautiful offers strategies to help young women cope with contemporary issues, like body image, the media, relationships, competition, sex and peer pressure. It explores the way adolescents see and talk about themselves, and answers the big questions young women are afraid to ask.

Naomi Katz offers truths about conquering adolescence and cultivating a unique sense of self. Weaving together narratives of real teens, Katz, a teacher who has worked with young women all over the globe, provides inspiration for growing girls looking for guidance in an increasingly complicated world.

I am a girl
A female
A woman
A teenager
A daughter
And a human being
–Medina, 13

Meet the Author

NAOMI KATZ is the visionary behind the Beautiful Project, a movement dedicated to building self-confidence in women and girls. She is an educator who empowers women and girls to redefine our culture by reclaiming the language they use to talk about themselves. Naomi has worked with women and girls for over 15 years on four continents. Inspired by the indigenous practices of the women of the earth, she has traveled the world studying ancient wisdom. Follow her on twitter @NaomiAKatz and visit