Rock What You've Got
Katherine Schwarzenegger believes that every young girl should be encouraged to "rock what they've got." She speaks candidly, openly, and honestly about the struggle to develop a healthy body image in today's body-conscious society and the confidence it takes for young women to celebrate who they truly are. She guides young girls through their turbulent teens to womanhood while encouraging them to love their bodies, love themselves, and stay healthy. With her engaging and fun "secrets," Katherine shares stories and tips to break the cycle of an unhealthy body image.
Katherine Schwarzenegger speaks to and speaks for her generation of young women. She is a bestselling author, activist, the “big sister” every girl wishes she had, and a recent graduate from the University of Southern California where she majored in communication at the Annenberg School and minored in gender studies.
In the best-selling book she wrote in college, Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who’s Been There and Back, Katherine guides young girls through their turbulent teens to womanhood while encouraging them to love their bodies, love themselves, and stay healthy. With her engaging and fun “secrets,” Katherine shares stories and tips to break the cycle of an unhealthy body image. Katherine speaks candidly, openly, and honestly about the struggle to develop a healthy body image in today’s body-conscious society and the confidence it takes for young women to celebrate who they truly are.
While interning for Dove’s “Campaign For Real Beauty” at the age of 18, Katherine became aware of, and interested in, how prevalent the issue of body image is for young girls in America. She was appointed by the Girl Scouts of the USA as the youngest member of their Blue Ribbon Commission on Healthy Media for Youth. Katherine was also awarded Seventeen Magazine’s Body Peace award and appointed to their Body Peace Council, challenging everyone to love their inner and outer beauty. She is also the Global Youth Ambassador for the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, which creates a world where beauty is a source of confidence not anxiety.
Pursuing her passion for broadcast journalism, Katherine has appeared as a guest correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, conducting several on-air interviews over the past year. In the spring, Katherine interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama at her “Let’s Move” event in Florida. She also covered a press junket for the movie “This Means War” and interviewed the cast. Most recently, Katherine was sent to cover the 2012 Presidential Debate in Boca Raton where she reported on the debate and interviewed people from the political area to draw attention to the youth perspective on the campaign. In the fall of 2012, Katherine co-hosted the Anderson Cooper talk show with Anderson, discussing hot topics and introducing various segments.
Now 23 years old and living in Los Angeles, Katherine is at the forefront of a movement to inspire and grab the attention of women her age to recognize their true self-worth. Over the past few years, Katherine has also been traveling around the country speaking on various issues that are important to young women. Katherine is also in the midst of writing her second book, which will consist of a series of interviews with well-known people about their post-college challenges and experiences.