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We are so excited for our 3rd Annual Art Show – TRANFORMATION on Saturday, November 30th at The Island Hotel, Newport Beach!

Join us and see how seven, female artists have created art with the theme, TRANSFORMATION: How Rewrite Beautiful transforms how girls see beauty in themselves – the journey to wholeness and abundance.

Be the first to see the incredible art which will be sold at silent auction! All proceeds will go towards Rewrite Beautiful programs. Music by DJ Big Sky, live art by Sunny Siu, raffle, new swag, hors d'oeuvres, wine and more.

Get your pre-sale tickets for $35 HERE! RSVP on the Facebook invitation HERE!

Stay tuned… more details of the art show coming soon!

Posted: Nov 15, 2013
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Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions!  We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!

I first heard of Jessica Starr when I was sent a clip of her powerful piece of choreography, Look At Me depicting the life of someone with an eating disorder and the spoken word of someone looking in. I wanted to know more about this creative, inspiring woman. I met her and she was even more of a powerhouse than I expected. She is not only creating conversations about eating disorders through dance, she is completely over hauling the Hollywood dance world. Find out how in our interview...

Irvina: When and how did you realize that dancing was a passion for you?

Jessica: I first realized I was meant to dance when I literally found myself unable to hold still at that faintest sound of music.  Ever since I can remember I would be moving non stop, in the grocery store around a bunch of strangers, or in my room alone, it did not matter.

Irvina: Currently who are your favorite artists? 

Jessica: Currently I am inspired by the intention of Macklemore.  What he does with lyrics is similar to what my dance company, MusEffect does with choreography.  He looks at the greater picture of the world and knowing the power and influence he has in the industry, uses his music to educate.  I admire him for taking a chance on being different and standing for a cause.  I would love to collaborate with him one day.

Irvina: What inspired you to start Muse Dance Company in Los Angeles?

Jessica: I felt there was a lack of choreographic work with intention in the LA dance community. Our goal is to leave our viewers feeling empowered and enlightened after they see our show.  We want to give them something to take away for a lifetime.

Irvina: What kind of dancers do you look for to represent MusEffect?

Jessica: When choosing dancers I look for dancers who are committed to their craft and put the audiences first and foremost above everything else. I look for dancers who are eager to make a difference with their art and aren’t afraid to stir up a little controversy every once in awhile. As a whole we are ALL a little quirky, off beat and not too concerned with fitting in.

Irvina: What is Look At Me? How did the idea for it come about?

Jessica: Look at Me is a collaborative effort between spoken word artist, Azure Antoinette and myself.  At one point in my life a woman I loved very much, had an eating disorder. At that point nothing I could say or do was helping her to come to terms with her condition.  It was at this point that I had the realization, if I did not have the words to heal the situation I would simply create dance on it. This is exactly what I did.  I contacted Azure and we immediately had a cosmic connection.  She put together this tremendous piece of poetry based off of my own personal observations, feelings and along with her own, birthed this incredibly poignant piece called, Look at Me. You can check it out HERE:

Irvina: What has the response from Look At Me been from viewers?

Jessica: The first time we performed this piece at the University of Arizona the response was incredible.  During the piece you could hear a pin drop.  Afterwards we had numerous young dancers, parents and complete strangers approaching us eager to share their own experiences with eating disorders. It was like our piece opened the flood gates for confessions of each individual’s connection with the topic. The same things appeared on our YouTube link. I truly feel blessed to be able to assist in so many individuals path towards healing.  Speaking about your eating disorder is the first step towards recovery and I am grateful that the Azure, the dancers of MusEffect and me have been able to connect so intimately with so many strangers through Look at Me and assist in their recovery thru our art.

Have you ever considered using your creative talents to help fix a problem?

What did you do?

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Posted: Oct 19, 2013
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Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions!  We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!

Melanie  is our uber fabulous and professional Public Relations intern this summer! She has been helping us with social media, press and planning our upcoming Street Art Workshop with Element Eden’s, Brooke Kelley. Melanie attends Chapman University in Orange, CA, but has lived all over the world! Which might explain her laid back, yet sophisticated demeanor – this girl is a total gem! Learn a little more about what makes Melanie beautiful through our interview below. 

Irvina: Where did you grow up?

Melanie: I lived in Switzerland until I was nine. I then move to France and began moving to various countries. My high school years where most of my growth happened, was in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Irvina: Well, you're a totally cultured gal! I have loved our conversations and your perspective! What kind of career will you be pursuing after you graduate from Chapman University?

Melanie: I am not 100% sure what is to come, but I know that I want to help others as much as possible. I would like to get a Master’s degree in Psychology so I can become a counselor. Hopefully one day I can become a therapist and allow people the opportunity to vent and understand their lives. Hopefully, one day I might have a nonprofit of my own. I also thought about opening a restaurant!

Irvina: I think you would be amazing at all of those! You have my support and Facebook "LIKE"!  Why did you pursue an internship at Rewrite Beautiful?

Melanie:  I am passionate about giving back to the community. I love helping people realize that their lives are beautiful and worth living every moment of. I also wanted to gain some knowledge and experience in the non-profit world.

Irvina: Well, you have definitely helped us accomplish the day to day tasks of running Rewrite Beautiful! Thank you Melanie! Tell us who inspires you? Who is your hero?

Melanie: I have two women heroes! One of them is my dear mother who has endured much in her life but has come so far. She inspires me every day by being the woman she is with a kind and giving heart. The other, is my aunt (my mom’s sister) who recently lost her husband. I have never seen so much strength and hope, which also gives me inspiration to be strong enough to take on difficult situations with hope. I think the combination of both women gives me a very secure idea of what a beautiful woman is.

What to know more about how you can get involved with Rewrite Beautiful?

Visit our Get Involved page HERE

Posted: Aug 12, 2013
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LEARN to change how you see beauty with Rewrite Beautiful! CREATE street art with Element Eden artist Brooke Kelley! Have some LUNCH by Chipotle, snap some pics in our PHOTOBOOTH and WIN awesome RAFFLE items from Element Eden, 31 Bits, Bold Girlz and many more!

 

Be the first to get your hands on How To: Rewrite Beautiful the book written by our Executive Director / Founder, Irvina Kanarek! Learn how to use the book to lead your Beautiful Action Campus club this Fall! RSVP on the Facebook invitation HERE and get your tickets to the event HERE

Stay tuned… more event details coming soon!

Posted: Aug 12, 2013
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Hello Beautiful friends!

The Rewrite Beautiful Board of Directors is currently seeking a Chief Financial Offcer! If you or anyone you know is savvy with accounting, finance and is passionate about preventing eating disorders through education let them know about this opportunity! Thanks beautiful! You're awesome!

Volunteer : Chief Financial Officer  

Rewrite Beautiful is located in Orange County, California and is a unique non-profit that creatively changes how girls see beauty in themselves for eating disorder prevention through education.

Rewrite Beautiful seeks a volunteer Chief Financial Officer (CFO), to provide strategic financial expertise and perspective in decisions which impact the mission, goals and direction of the organization, and the efficient and cost effective accounting and financial services to the entire organization. This person is a key part of the Executive and Leadership team and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The CFO will have primary responsibility for planning, directing, coordinating and supervising the fiscal operations under the direction of the Board of Directors. This person will serve as a consultant to all departments. The CFO joins a Board of Directors who model the values taught in the Rewrite Beautiful school programs including creativity, kindness and strength.

Responsibilities include:

  • Budgeting process that incorporates revenue and expense modeling, capital requirements, expense budgets tied to organizational needs and revenue streams.
  • Maintaining policies, procedures and systems for all accounting functions.
  • Preparing timely and accurate financial statements and accompanying reports.
  • Provides financial reports to Board of Directors.
  • Overseeing cash flow planning and ensuring availability of funds.
  • Monitoring and confirming financial condition by conducting internal audits.
  • Preparing annual budget and periodic re-forecasts.
  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state and non-profit legal requirements.

Requirements:

  • Two year commitment.
  • Attend four Board Meetings a year. 
  • Attend Rewrite Beautiful school program, street art workshop and art show. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field.
  • Experience in the non-profit 501c3 sector.
  • Knowledge of Quick Books and accounting practices in the state of California.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • The ability to effectively interface with the Board of Directors, staff, and clients.
  • Able to provide accurate and timely reports.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • An interest in women’s issues and/or eating disorder prevention. 

Application Process: 

 

Posted: May 29, 2013
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We will be providing breakfast and give aways!

Email: GetInvolved@RewriteBeautiful.org for address!

Thank you for your support!

Posted: May 9, 2013
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Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions!  We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!

The beautiful ladies behind Stephene May jewelry are Deirdre, Stephene and Anka. These world traveling, jewelry loving, entrepreneurs have partnered with Rewrite Beautiful, giving 20% of their proceeds May 1st - May 8th to Rewrite Beautiful! Learn more about what makes these hard working, generous women so beautiful... 

Irvina: What inspired you to start Stephene May?

Stephene May: Our passion for traveling. We wanted to find unique pieces of jewelry that reminded us of our adventures. When we returned home, people always asked us where we got the jewelry and wanted us to pick them up something the next time we traveled. This gave us the idea to share our travels with others, so they too could have a treasure with a unique story.

Irvina: What makes Stephene May jewelry unique?

Stephene May: We feature jewelry that has been hand crafted by local artisans. Our criterion is simple: To find individual pieces with character, charm and exclusivity, which tells a story of the region. We take great lengths to choose products that only have one or two pieces of its kind and are exclusive. We take careful consideration to select pieces that are original and not sold in mass quantities. 

Irvina: How is Stephene May “Fashion for Good?”

Stephene May: We have partnered up with Rewrite Beautiful for a special Mother’s Day weeklong event, May 1st through May 8th. 20% of every purchase will go to Rewrite Beautiful.  We love that Rewrite Beautiful promotes focusing on gifts and talents and not on body appearances.  As a predominantly woman owned business, this cause is close to our hearts.

Irvina: What advice do you have to a young woman interested in starting a business?          

Stephene May: Find your passion and your strategy. Thoroughly study and analyze what it will take to make your passion a lucrative business, set goals for yourself. Don’t know where to get started? Learn from the masters in your field.

Irvina: What is your favorite city in the world and why?

Deirdre:  Rome, it captures ancient culture, modern beauty and delicious food. I really got a chance to see history, high fashion, small boutiques and street vendors all while enjoying a thin crust slice of pizza in one hand and gelato in the other!

Anka: Istanbul. The city is adorned with amazing palaces on both sides.  Colorful food choices, sweets and shopping streets, infinite jewelry choices and impressive landmarks!

Stephene: Capetown. The natural beauty is like no other.  Enormous mountains, lush greenery, golden beaches, exotic animals, friendly locals, these are just a speck of what the city has to offer.  

SHOP :: www.StepheneMay.com :: TODAY!

Posted: Apr 29, 2013
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Join us at Taim Boutique tonight!

10% of all proceeds go to Rewrite Beautiful to prevent eating disorders! 

Interested in supporting Rewrite Beautiful with your own event? 

Email Donating@RewriteBeautiful.org to get started!

Posted: Apr 29, 2013
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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th and this year there is no better way to tell yo’ mama she’s beautiful than with www.StepheneMay.com! Stephene May is a collection of unique jewelry collected from all around the world! Starting today, Wednesday, May 1st through Wednesday, May 8th, 20% of all Stephene May proceeds will go to Rewrite Beautiful. So hurry up and go SHOP HERE: www.StepheneMay.com and change how girls see beauty in themselves through Rewrite Beautiful!  

 

Interested in donating to Rewrite Beautiful with your brand or product?

Email Donating@RewriteBeautiful.org to get started! 

 

Posted: Apr 29, 2013
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I had so much fun bringing Rewrite Beautiful to Cal State Long Beach last week! Rewrite Beautiful was asked to attend the Live Your Life event put on by Project Ocean. Project Ocean seeks to reduce the stigma of mental health issues and encourages college students to seek help when needed.

The Live Your Life event was awesome! It included dozens of organizations that offer resources in the mental health field. Students went around talking to reps at each booth. The Rewrite Beautiful booth had a lot of questions asking, “How do I talk to a friend with an eating disorder.” We were happy to help! We then gave the students slap-bracelets; we asked them to write on the bracelet with sharpie stating what makes them truly beautiful. The event was more like a part-ay providing free lunch, DJ, yoga class, juggling lessons, photo-booth and more!

Big thanks to our Cal State Long Beach, Beautiful Actionista Natalie for helping organize this event and Element Eden for sending us rad sweaters to keep the wind away! #ThankYou

Are you interested in having Rewrite Beautiful visit your campus?

Email getinvolved@RewriteBeautiful.org

Posted: Apr 23, 2013
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