Book Builds Self-Esteem/Love in Girls of Color
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 2/20/2015, 5:06 p.m.
Windsor Mill, MD (BlackNews.com) -- Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is a new book written by the founders of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. (IAB). It is the first book to equip girls of color with the foundation elements of beautiful (self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect); encouraging words in the form of positive affirmations, and a concept to live life beautiful. The book contains 250 positive affirmations and explanations written specifically for girls of color as a self-help/motivational guide to live life beautiful.
According to co-author, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, "The most important focus for girls of color is to believe, with every fiber of their being, that the color of their skin is not a determining factor of what they can or will achieve in life. The power to live life beautiful is within all girls of color. If they think it and believe it, they will achieve it!"
Dr. Culbreth also noted, "We live in a society where we often hear stories of how girls of color are negatively labeled, stereotyped, often ignored, and treated disparately both consciously and unconsciously. Such treatment can and does affect their psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being.
Affirmation topics include colorism, hair, standards of beauty, cultural identity, cultural pride, diversity, ethnicity, education, friendship, making good choices, self-love, self-esteem, self-respect, self-pride, self-identity, bullying, and STEM among other topics. By thinking, believing, and applying positive thought processes, the lives of girls of color will be transformed and as their inner beauty begins to radiate on the outside, they will live life beautiful.
According to Dr. Julie Jung-Kim, co-author, "It is important to build a society where girls of color are valued. In todays culture, everywhere that girls of color turn, they see inaccurate depictions of themselves in the media, are told how they do not fit the ideal beauty standard, and face different forms of discrimination."
Ada Elizabeth Culbreth, co-author, noted how the book encourages girls of color to embrace, love themselves and to reach for the stars. She says, "Believing in themselves and their ability to reach higher ground in life is paramount for every girl of color throughout the world." Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color encourages girls of color to learn, embrace, believe, think, practice, and apply positive thought processes to change self-perceptions, attitudes and behaviors.
The paperback edition of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is available for purchase through Complexity Publishing, LLC, at www.complexitypublishing.com. The e-book version is available at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, and Goodreads as well as other e-book websites.
About the IAB Team/ Authors:
Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth is the Chief Executive Officer of IAB and believes in empowering girls and women of color to reach higher ground in life. She focuses on encouraging them to embrace being beautiful on the inside and outside, the importance of positive thought processes, embracing diversity, to live life beautiful by focusing on the foundation elements of beautiful, to dream in color as they reach for the stars, and to believe in themselves. She focuses on girls and women of color defying negative stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls of color. Dr. Culbreth is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Colorism Studies and author of Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color.
Dr. Julie Jung-Kim currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. and believes that IAB recognizes the negative impacts that girls are facing on a daily basis and believes it is vital to walk with them to redefine beauty for themselves - on their own terms. Through this type of mentorship, IAB hopes that girls of color will know how truly BEAUTIFUL they are. Dr. Jung-Kim is also Editor of the Journal of Colorism Studies and Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color.
Ada Elizabeth Culbreth is the Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. She believes in empowering girls and women to reach higher ground by building a solid foundation for life-long learning.
For more information, visit www.complexitypublishing.com