Self Love

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself" ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh


Outrunning the Darkness book coverOutrunning the Darkness
by Anne Schraff
Jaris Spain has a hard time believing in himself as he struggles with personal and family issues.

All the wrong people have self esteem  book cover All the wrong people have self esteem
by Laurie Rosenwald
305.2352 R
Irreverent advice “for young ladies,” told mainly through colorful and quirky collages.

 It's not all black and white   book cover It's not all black and white
by St. Stephen's Community House
338.6422 T
Told via poems, interviews, and short essays teens of mixed races tell their stories in relation to their self-esteem.

 Going to press  book cover Going to press
by D.M. Paige
Lisa Harrison finds she may have to sacrifice her self-esteem when she gets accepted to a once in a lifetime internship.

 Two or three things I forgot to tell you book cover Two or three things I forgot to tell you
by Joyce Carol Oates
High school seniors Merissa and Nadia are faced with secrets and hard decisions after their friend commits suicide.

 Throw like a girl book cover Throw like a girl
by Jennie Finch with Ann Killion
796.357 F
Advice to young women & girls on how participation in sports can help them develop self-esteem, physical and emotional strength.

 The blueprint for my girls book coverThe blueprint for my girls
by Yasmin Shiraz
305.2352 S
Gives blueprint for developing life skills, self-confidence, self-respect, strong work ethic, and and personal responsibility.

 The secret to teen power book cover The secret to teen power
by Paul Harrington
158.1083 H
Discover the secret to changing your life to have better self-esteem, health, and relationships.

 Think confident, be confident for teens book cover Think confident, be confident for teens
by Marci G. Fox
155.519 F
Do away with self-doubt and tap into your true self to show the confidence that will help you to shine in different situations.


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43 Things
Interact with and be motivated by a community of people on your journey to make positive changes in your life.

Build your own self-esteem as you contribute towards helping other in need in your community.
How To Love Yourself
Get some great ips on what loving yourself can look like.
Improving Self Esteem
Get advice on thinmgs you can do to improve your self-esteem.
Center for Young Women's Health 
Read about the importance of positiive body image and get tips on how to boost your self-esteem.
Tumblr. Positivity  
Find some inspiration on Tumblr's positivity page


Three Kings Day Parade
Join El Museo del Barrio which features camels, colorful puppets, floats, and thousands of students and community members as participants. January 6th 
A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk
Taking place at the Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), this exhibition ends January 4th. 
Ice festival
"Watch artists from Okamoto Studio carve the Park’s best known architectural gems of Bethesda Terrace into ice sculptures."
Ride the Staten Island Ferry
For no charge, take a 25-minute voyage from Lower Manhattan to Staten Island. You'll experience view so the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline.
City Reliquary Museum
Every third Thursdays you have free access to experience Williamsburg's City Reliquary of past and present Gotham civic life
Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit
Up through January 28th at Poe Park Visitor Center, this exhibit features sixteen emerging and established artists' interpretation of a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.