SheHero of the Week: Katherine Schwarzenegger

51ixrnRdiuL._SL500_AA300_Nothing is more inspiring than using your celebrity to help young girls feel better about themselves. And that’s what California’s first daughter and part of the Kennedy dynasty, Katherine Schwarzenegger has written her first book, “Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty.”

It may seem strange that a girl who’s father was known for his macho and exaggerated body image (Governor of California and action star, former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger) would be attempting to become the voice of positive body image for young girls.

But according to an interview Katherine gave to USA Today she battled her own body image issues when younger. “It was the first time I was aware of my body and compared what I looked like to what other girls looked like. It freaked me out,” she told USA Today, saying she felt “fat and ugly.”

What inspired her to write the book for today’s young girls after overhearing her own young cousins talk about wanting to be thinner and sexy. “I want to let girls know they are not alone with the changes and doubts about their body.”

Katherine is currently a junior at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

A positive body image is vital for boosting self-confidence so that girls can pursue whatever dreams they want to follow.

We applaud Katherine for rockin what she’s got by sharing her story with other young girls. Way to be a SheHero!

Share
Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, SheHero of the Week

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Recent Facebook Posts

SheHeroes in history! Meet NASA’s First Female Executive…

34 likes13 hours ago

Love this 13-year-old SheHero and her BCI project that won an award at the Florida State Science Fair! Way to go! #SheHeroesinSTEM #SheHeroesHelping

3 likes13 hours ago

A HUGE congratulations to SheHero Tara Walker who was Sworn in as Jersey City’s First Black Woman Firefighter! #SheHeroesareSuperheroes #SheHeroesinuniform

71 likes14 hours ago

SheHero Sam Gordon recently became the first girl to attend University of Michigan’s football camp. We look back on her inspiring talk at The..

114 likes1 day ago

“Selfies aren’t inherently evil. Taking 55 pictures of your face at slightly different angles is not fundamentally wrong. BUT when we put this..

25 likes1 day ago