Our History and
The Beyond Beautiful Movement was created to inspire, empower, and remind young girls around the world that they are BEYOND BEAUTIFUL- which means that your true beauty is not on the outside, it's on the inside!
Founded by Dr. Jasmine Zapata, an award winning pediatrician, author, and youth inspirational speaker-
the Beyond Beautiful Girls Empowerment Movement consists of original music, books, intergenerational courses, and live events to help young girls increase their confidence, self esteem and resilience.
The Beyond Beautiful books and movements have reached a nationwide audience and have even been translated into Swahili and Korean and sent abroad. The Beyond Beautiful team recently completed a 14 city national girls empowerment book tour and they are excited to continue partnering with schools, community centers, churches, public health departments, nonprofit organizations, city governments and state agencies to spread this important message to girls around the world.
"Beyond Beautiful (Volume 1): A Girl's Guide to Unlocking the Power of Inner Beauty, Self Esteem, Resilience and Courage" was written to inspire and empower young ladies around the world that they are BEYOND BEAUTIFUL! What this means is that in ADDITION to outward appearances, they have tremendous inner qualities that if unlocked have the power to change the world! -These qualities include courage, resilience, confidence, creativity, intelligence, talent, innovation and more! In this book, join Dr. Zapata on a journey to discover what it really means to be “Beyond Beautiful” The book includes reflection questions and personal Challenges at the end of each chapter. The book also includes inspiring quotes from girls and women from across US and even abroad between the ages of 7-88! Each gives their own description of what it means to be "Beyond Beautiful" in a powerful and meaningful way. This book can be read by individuals, in book clubs, in schools, or in a family setting. It is tailored for girls of all ages- with special emphasis on pre teen and teen girls. This book is filled with.....Empowerment, Inspiration, Motivation and More!
"Beyond Beautiful (Volume 2): A Girl's Guide to Studying, Self Care, and Staying Focused During Difficult Times" was released in 2021 and includes 16 inspiring stories from 16 incredible young women who share their personal advice and wisdom on what it means to them to be Beyond Beautiful. All of these co authors are up and coming leaders in the fields of medicine and public health. Each chapter is additionally jam packed with fun and practical tips and tricks for studying, self care and staying focused during difficult times.
The Beyond Beautiful workbook (Volume 3) was also released in Spring 2021 and includes over 60 fun interactive coloring sheets, journaling activities, word puzzles and more related to the Beyond Beautiful message!
Also be sure to check out "The Beyond Beautiful Treasure Box: Protecting Your Inner Treasures" which is a special addition to the Beyond Beautiful book series written by Dr. Jaz's mother Mama Jewel (Julia Saffold). This special fairytale discusses the importance of protecting your inner treasures and never letting anyone take them away from you!
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
We partner with schools, youth serving organizations and families to help pre teen and teen girls (especially those who have experienced trauma) increase their confidence, self esteem, resilience.
A world where girls can be confident in who they are and know that in addition to their outward appearances, their true beauty, strength and power are within!