Rosie keynotes and offers workshops on a regular basis.  Below are some of her topics.  Feel free to be in touch with her about any requests you have for your own group.   

beautiful you. the workshop is a one-day self-awareness and empowerment retreat based on Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance.  Led by Rosie Molinary*, participants will use writing exercises from selected journal prompts, guided discussion in small groups, quiet reflection, gentle movement like stretching and meditative walking, and art to create an action plan for how to care for, champion, and treat their whole selves well.  With a focus on authentic living, the core activities of the day give participants practical and inspirational tools (like journaling and creating vision boards) to fully live lives of their own choosing.  Participants will also be introduced to five guiding principles that they can use in guiding their focus and leading their attention away from their physical self. 

beautiful you. the celebration is a 90 minute to 2 hour workshop.  Rooted in the fact that a poor self-concept and lack of confidence is often at the core of negative body image, the Beautiful You workshop focuses on empowering women to know their truth and reality and arriving at a self-mastery that allows for resilience, pro-activity, self-acceptance, and, ultimately, a positive self-esteem.  The Beautiful You celebration introduces women to some of the tools used in Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance to empower women to see beauty in a way that is true to who they are and not in the way the world hands it to them.  The Beautiful You celebration begins with a brief reading from and introduction to Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance and then continues with  guided reflection, a review and signing of the Body Warrior Pledge, and activities chosen by the organizer or hostess.     

Hijas Americanas Reading & Discussion Includes a reading, an explanation of the motivation for this book and the research process, and allows time for questions.

10 Things that Will Make You Think, Speak, & Act  This presentation reveals 10 interesting observations from the book including statistics and occurrences of eating disorders among Latinas, the impact of sex education on the sexuality of young Latinas, the influence Hollywood has on one’s beauty perception and body image, and the impact of marketing tactics on one’s self perception.

What We Must Do A call to action for female leaders to stop critical conversations and start uplifting themselves and others. What can women do to change the negative circumstances that impact women’s self-perception on a daily basis? The presentation includes concrete suggestions for changing a community’s behavior and offers the audience an opportunity to address specific community needs.

The Life You Save Can Be Your Own Parents often feel as if their role in championing their daughters’ self-confidence is negated by the rush of images presented to them on television, in the movies, and in magazines. The truth is that parents are a daughter’s frontline of defense in the body image wars, and it’s never too late to champion your child. Parents will share their concerns and hear best practice ways to empower rather than enable their children while instilling confidence.

Smashing the Beauty Box Everyday, we perpetuate non-inclusive body and beauty ideals that limit our possibilities. It is time for women of all colors, sizes, and ethnicities to confront the boxes they are placed in by themselves and others and create worldviews that are expansive and empowering. Frank discussion helps women escape the stranglehold of beauty so that we can concentrate our energies on using our skills and experiences to improve our world.

Growing Up Latina- Rooted in research from Hijas Americanas, this presentation reveals how Latinas coming of age in America reconcile the messages they receive in their homes with the messages they received outside their homes in order to find themselves.   

The Power of Voice-  Often requested by corporations who are looking to address diversity and inclusivity, this keynote addresses focuses on the power of sharing our stories and being open to exposure to others’ stories in improving our world . 

Writing Your Life Self-reflection allows us a moment of inquiry, a moment to identify desire and potential. Generating awareness, and then moving to personal solutions, takes time and thought, brainstorming and checking in, enough repetition to want to change our choices and build a new habit, and the knowledge of why this habit will be good for us when we want to revert. Journaling predisposes us to a more successful embrace of our self and our choices, insulating and boosting our self-awareness which raises our self-esteem. Participants will engage in a range of journaling tools and practices.

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Maria Gorham  |  August 24, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    I would like to know more about thisworkshop. We have a large group here in Austin and believe it’s an international group, Las Comadres. We could probably get a good number of women to attend a workshop like this. Is there a website?

  • 2. rosiemolinary  |  August 24, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Hi Maria! I am a member of Las Comadres, too! These workshops are courses that I can give around the country. For example, I am traveling to Nashville, College Park, Maryland, Warren, New Jersey, Fredonia, New York among other places this fall to give workshops. I am actually going to be a part of the Latino Book and Family Festival in Houston on September 30th. There, I will be giving a reading at 4 pm in Suite E of the Convention Center. I know it’s a bit of a drive from Austin but maybe you can make it. Otherwise, feel free to e-mail me at and we can talk more about these workshops!

    All the best, Rosie

  • 3. Marian  |  September 16, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Hello, I heard that you were in Atlanta in early August, but I missed you. I’m currently a student at GA Tech and my sorority along with the women’s resource center at our university are planning a Body Image Celebration month in February. We are really interested in having you come and do a workshop, book reading and signing, etc. Please contact me and let me know if this is something that interests you.

    Thank you

  • 4. AnaLiz Servin  |  December 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I am almost done reading your book “Hijas Americanas” and
    I must say, wow I finally feel like I am not alone. Your book has touched me in so many ways, and I wish that the affect it had on me could be shared with the rest of the girls here in my community. Is there anyway, that you can come to Lake Tahoe California for a workshop or perhaps a nearby city such as Reno Nevada or Sacramento California. I believe that the girls (and women) of our community would really benefit from the workshop. Please let me know if there is a chance and if there is anything that I can do to make it happen.


    • 5. rosiemolinary  |  December 5, 2008 at 4:39 pm

      AnaLiz, Thanks so much for stopping in and letting me know what the book has meant to you. I will send you an email to talk about the possiblity of going out to Tahoe. Abrazos, Rosie

  • 6. Working Mom « Hijas Americanas  |  February 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm

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