Written by Coco Rocha for Seventeen Magazine
Hi all! I’m so excited that I was able to talk to one of my co-Body Peace Panel members, the beautiful daughter of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Miss Katherine Schwarzenegger! Through her recent book, Rock What You’ve Got, and public speaking, she is helping girls around the world find peace with their bodies. I felt so privileged to speak with Katherine myself about a few topics we both hold dear…
Coco: Katherine, first of all, thank you so much for your book! I found it waiting for me when I got home from Vancouver last week. I loved its message but I have to say, many people will probably be surprised you picked this topic for your first book. Who did you have in mind when you wrote this?
Katherine: Thanks Coco, it’s really a book for every girl who has ever felt insecure or self-conscious about her appearance. I wanted to let her know that she’s not alone, there’s not a woman in the world who hasn’t felt self-conscious about something! We as women all experience it but we never talk about it. With this book I really hope to break down that barrier of secrecy and start talking about the pressures and how we feel about our body image. Being able to talk about your body openly is such an empowering thing.