June 2011 Blogs
Come to the TELEIOS Art Show on July 30th and get a BEAUTIFUL T-Shirt!
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I don’t know about you, but I so don’t dig hearing about eating disorders in the news cause I feel like only half the story is told. I feel like 97% of the time it’s about some celebrity that’s lookin’ a little bony or has gained some weight, but nobody ever talks about what an eating disorder is, how deadly they are or how to get help. It bums me out because eating disorders are a real, gnarly disease, that shouldn't be treated like an entertaining high speed pursuit that’s just fun to watch and poke fun at. So NOT cool in the Rewrite Beautiful school! But, then there are people like Jacinthe Veillette a 19 year old from Quebec, Canada that makes some beautiful changes around town!
Jacinthe has personally struggled with anorexia, but instead of letting the disease kill her, she fought it for herself and still fights it for others. Jacinthe has made body image and eating disorder awareness her personal mission on this earth, which is why this CREATIVE, KIND and STRONG girl is our Beautiful Girl of the Week!
Jacinthe used her CREATIVITY while sharing her personal experiences with an eating disorder, then went a step further: She created a petition denouncing homogeneous standards of beauty in fashion and the media.
Jacinthe collected more than 2,000 signatures and submitted the petition to the provincial minister responsible for the status of women. This resulted in the ministry creating a charter in 2009 encouraging healthy and diverse body images, and Jacinthe was asked to help create a website and to be the spokesperson for the charter! Sounds like a STRONG chick to us!
Today, she feels there is more discussion about body image issues and eating disorders, at least in Quebec.
Jacinthe not only invests in eating disorder awareness, but this KIND girl also has a heart for bringing her talents to use with Marche Mondiale des Femmes, an international movement to improve the condition of women, fundraising to help children with cancer and international humanitarian efforts in Africa (BTW: What is up with so many of our Beautiful Girls of the Week being obsessed with Africa! i.e. Mary and Lindsey. I’ve never been, but it must be a beautiful country, cause it has some beautiful girls that care about it!) . Jacinthe hopes to one day enter the field of Social Work. In the meantime she still travels to schools, colleges and universities talking about eating disorders and beauty. We’re not sure exactly what she says in her native tongue of French, but we’re pretty sure that whatever it is, it doesn’t change the fact that this young lady is a BEAUTIFUL girl! Thank you for BEING beautiful Jacinthe!
Keepin’ it Beautiful!
Rewrite Beautiful with volunteer CT, rocked the awesome Street Art Women’s Pride created at their Rewrite Beautiful Street Art Workshop. We displayed at The Santa Ana Artists District inSanta Ana,CA. The women created this art to embody their own visions of journeying from the dark, ugly, pain we believe we are (symbolized by the black silhouette covered in mud, dead leaves and rocks) into who we truly are; beautiful (the green silhouette with the heart and wings). Women’s Pride wanted people to participate in their Street Art and ‘Rewrite Beautiful’ themselves, so they added a line of small paper hearts joined between the two silhouettes. The hearts were to be used by viewers to write what they found beautiful in themselves. Results? Beautiful heart-tastic! Check it out….
Here's what some participants had to say...
Rewrite Beautiful is taking our Street Art from the Women’s Pride workshop and going to the Santa Ana Artists Village tomorrow! Saturday, June 4th 2011.
125 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
1pm to 4:00pm
We’ll be out in front of the Gypsy Den off of Broadway. Come and say hi and Rewrite Beautiful yourself with this interactive Street Art! Stick around for the Art Walk that starts at 7pm, it’s awesome! Don’t forget to bring your friends, your family, your dogs and your frenemy’s! Frenemy’s need Street Art too! Hasta manana!
Keepin’ it Beautiful,
Happy Friday Beautiful people! It is my pleasure to tell you about one beautiful and ‘sick’ chick, her name is Mary Sick! Mary is only 20 years old, but embodies so much creativity, kindness and strength that crowns her this weeks, Rewrite Beautiful, Beautiful Girl of the Week!
Mary has some serious creative flare. First of all, she’s hilarious and sassy, bringing the party with her wherever she goes. Though she may be fun, when she works, she works… when she’s not working her paycheck job as Mickey Mouse at DisneyLand (it's alot harder than it looks people) she is interning with Krochet Kids International. Krochet Kids is a micro-enterprise that employs people in Northern Uganda and Peru to make hats and garments that are sold here in the U.S. They are holistic in that they teach the people in Uganda how to save their money, invest it and restore their own communities. Mary is their Events and Accounting intern. Using her charm and creativity Mary, talked half of the people in her Bible Study to ditch group and attend the Krochet Kids Gala. Love it when a sassy girl uses her creativity for a good cause!
Mary’s passion for Uganda is not only seen state side, but she also donates her time in Uganda. This summer she’ll be going to Uganda with a group of people who will be holding Medical Clinics in remote villages, visiting prisoners, patients in hospitals, putting on a Vacation Bible School at Gulu Bible Community Church and much more. On this trip in particular Mary has been asked to take care of 3 young girls who are the daughters of the leaders of this trip. I think those 3 girls are going to be pretty freakin’ stoked to hang out with such a creative, kind and strong girl who embodies what BEAUTIFUL really is. Who knows maybe Mary will even do some Rewrite Beautiful Street Art with them!
Thanks for being our Beautiful Girl of the Week Mary! You blow us away with all that you do and the person you are! You're BEAUTIFUL!
P.S. If you would like to follow Mary’s trip to Uganda. Please check out this link: http://rockharboruganda.blogspot.com/