The authors

Vera Golik

Journalist and writer, Vera has worked for Nova, Vogue, and Elle magazines among several other publications aimed to the female universe, having her professional career deeply connected to women's beauty, health, well-being and self esteem.

Nowadays, she is the CEO of Fundo Infinito — Comunicação e Responsabilidade Social, Counselor of the Conselho Estadual da Condição Feminina de São Paulo, Global Ambassadress for the fight against cancer in Brazil by the American Cancer Society and contributor of the main women's magazines of Brazil.

Author of the books:
- Open Hearted, a autoestima da mulher com câncer de mama, uma experiência humanista (2010, Editora Alaúde).
- Corpo de Mulher — O Prazer de Conhecer (2000, Editora Terra Virgem).
- Coleção Cabelos & Beleza (1996, Editora Nova Cultural).
- Tudo o que você precisa saber sobre CELULITE para ficar de bem com o seu corpo (1995/2012, Editora SENAC).
- A Descoberta da Beleza (1992, Livros Abril).

Awards:
- Ruth Cardoso Medal by the Conselho da Condição Feminina de São Paulo (2010).
- Brazilian Best Beauty Editor, Phytoervas Fashion Awards (1998).
- Abril Journalism Award (1990 and 2001).

Hugo Lenzi

Sociologist and photographer, Hugo has shot for the main Brazilian magazines, such as Playboy, Status, Vogue, Moda Brasil, Claudia, Claudia Moda, Nova, Elle, and IstoÉ. He has also worked for several advertising agencies and important clients. Nowadays, he is the CEO of Fundo Infinito — Comunicação e Responsabilidade Social and his main focus is on the development of sociocultural projects and lectures about Human Rights, Self Esteem and Social and Political Participation, working with the support of several bodies, like the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-SP), the Conselho da Condição Feminina de SP, the Conselho da Condição do Negro de SP, ONU Mulheres, the US Consulate, the Secretaria de Políticas para as Mulheres da Presidência da República, state, municipal and legislative Ministries and Governments, Caixa Cultural, etc.

Exhibitions and expositions:
- Open Hearted, at the United Nations Headquarters, NY, and in several Brazilian cities (2006 to 2012).
- Talentos da Fotografia, at Bienal de São Paulo (2003).
- Corpo de Mulher, o prazer de conhecer – MAM-SP (2000).
- Exhibition of works awarded by ABIGRAF (1996).
- O Brasil Vê a África, for Itamaraty/CACEX, in West Africa (1979 and 1980).

Books:
- Open Hearted, a autoestima da mulher com câncer de mama, uma experiência humanista (2010, Editora Alaúde).
- Corpo de Mulher — O Prazer de Conhecer (2000, Editora Terra Virgem).

Awards:
- ABIGRAF photography award (1996).