"Ms Katz knows that teenagers can smell someone telling them what to do a mile away (and they run in the opposite direction). Her voice is familiar and knowledgeable, without an ounce of “preach.” She’s grounded, gentle, and non-judgmental; she’s the friend we seek out when we’re grappling with a problem."

"How does a young girl find her true inner voice?" Click here to listen to the full interview. 

"The struggle to define 'what does it mean to be a woman today' is a major issue in the way that we relate to one another and in the education of a young girl."

"For many girls and women that inner critic often mutters (or shouts) about how we look. A running internal monologue of body-shaming can become so ubiquitous we don't even know we're doing it. "

"In her new book, BEAUTIFUL: Being an Empowered Young Woman, Katz tells teen girls that it’s okay to celebrate the beauty within themselves and their peers."

"This is a book that I wish that I would have had when I was going through these exact struggles from the ages of 12 to 18."

"I look forward to sharing Beautiful with my daughter as she grows up."

'The most important thing we can do for our girls is help them learn to value themselves."

"Naomi Katz wants to change how young women feel about themselves...and she wants to change how the world objectifies the female body."

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Just over a month ago, I marched on Washington with hundreds of thousands of women. I think it is fair to say that we were all moved.  More than anything else, I was affected by the conversations I listened to in the days following.  I marched with an old friend who lives in DC and in the time I...


I had already written my piece to share as we basked in the afterglow of finally electing a woman president.  I was so sure we were ushering in a new time, I was so optimistic about the future for ourselves and our daughters, and now I have to pause.

I pause because we have to think again about ho...


At this moment in time, there are no teen girl heroes greater than the members of the US women's gymnastics team. They are absolutely DOMINATING the Olympics but yet somehow commentators are saying that they look like they “might as well be standing in the middle of a mall.” Seriously?

These Olymp...

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