The Hollywood Beauty Event - March 4th + 5th!
When I first started Rewrite Beautiful friends naturally lumped my project with the other campaigns and non-profits that stood for “Girl Power”. However, I found myself annoyed slightly irked when people sent me articles about Jr. High School’s holding “No Make-Up Day” or “No looking in the mirror for a month campaign!” or “Let’s be proud of our belly’s and show them off!” I applaud the efforts of other groups who want to empower women to “accept” their bodies the way they are, however it is my belief that this approach is actually sending the wrong message to girls and women. Let me explain, I believe that women would be stronger if they were encouraged to DISCOVER what makes THEM unique and different. If we help them to focus on DISCOVERING their gifts and talents, I think that they would be much less prone to hating their bodies, because their worth would not be in their bra size or the color of their hair. Think about it, how much can a girl hate herself while she's thinking:
"Dang, I just made a bunch of people laugh! I'm funny!"
"I just created that art! I'm talented!"
"I just volunteered my time to that non-profit! I feel good!"
"I just made a meal for my friends! I'm a good cook!"
These thoughts are so positive, that there isn't even any room to focus on hating her body. If anything these little discoveries of creativity and kindness just might take this girl down another path to discover what she truly wants to offer the world. That's what we do at Rewrite Beautiful, we offer a NEW way of thinking about ourselves.
So do you understand why when we say “Down with make-up!” and “Burn our bra’s!” we are focusing on the problem, not the solution? I'm under the understanding that the entertainment, cosmetic and diet pill industry is HUGE and quite honestly I have spent quite enough years in a love, hate relationship with them. What I have found is no matter what angle you come at it, fighting is exhausting and I'm not stepping into that pit again. Cause, dude I like my life and don't want to spend it fighting with Fortune 500's and giving off negative ju-ju to all of the people in the 500 mile radius of my house. Instead, I’d like to continue purchasing their very nice mascara that brings out my green eyes and attend their very chic LA Parties and spread the Rewrite Beautiful message! Enter: The Hollywood Beauty Event!
My “make love and not war” propaganda has led me to an alignment with LAGlow. A team of Celebrity Stylists, Hair + Make-Up artists. Rewrite Beautiful will be joining LAGlow at The Hollywood Beauty Event on April 15th and 16th 2012. This is a two day event that will be training Hollywood’s top beauty professionals about the years upcoming trends, styles and how to perfect their craft from other beauty industry leaders. Rewrite Beautiful will be contributing at the red carpet after party. We will be allowing the 900 stylists to hear our message that beauty is an ACTION of Creativity, Kindness + Strength and providing an art project for them to do at the party to remember what makes each one of them beautiful! *They’ll also get our sweet Rewrite Beautiful Bracelet’s in their Gift Bag’s!
I’m stoked Rewrite Beautiful is going to be apart of The Hollywood Beauty Event! If you’re a Stylist, Hair + Make-Up artists then please consider attending the event and stop by the Rewrite Beautiful table to tell us what makes YOU beautiful! See you there sugar!