"Rewrite Beautiful was both informative and touching. After the assembly I found that I began to picture myself in a different way rather than just my appearance." – Alyssa, Student, Costa Mesa High School
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Being a rebellious, hard working and creative chick I was asked to do an interview about how Rewrite Beautiful started with Jay Delaney of Create The Map. Check out our conversation here:
Combining Three Passions Into a Nonprofit
Irvina Kanarek used to have three different jobs: (1) a nanny, (2) and art teacher, and (3) a job at an eating disorder rehab center. Through each of these jobs – and the juxtaposition of them – she learned that how women see beauty in themselves has a rippling effect throughout their lives, from birth to childhood to adulthood. One day, in the midst of writing and reading a blog post online, she had the realization to start a nonprofit aimed at telling girls, “Your beauty isn’t in the way you look.” Irvina launched the nonprofit Rewrite Beautiful to help prevent eating disorders.
“I think every single thing you do, take a look at it. That’s building on the next thing you’re going to do and building on the next thing you’re going to do.” -Irvina Kanarek
As she was developing the nonprofit, Irvina had a few key criteria she wanted to stick to. She wanted prevention to be one of her main points; she knew she wanted to use art; she knew she wanted it to be fun; and she knew she wanted it to be something open to people of all ages. Slowly she began to share the idea with people, and many of her friends could see the passion she had. (Irvina has had an eating disorder herself.) The idea blossomed and evolved over a year’s time as she had conversations with friends who worked in fields such as marketing, communications, and law; they each helped push her onward, asking important questions, offering valuable advice, and ultimately helping her to refine her idea.
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