"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
What is Street Art?
Street art is any art developed in public spaces — that is, “in the streets”. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheat pasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations. Typically, the term street art is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art. This definition is brought to you by the letter “W” for Wikipedia!
Bottom line, you make art, put it outside and leave it there for others to be inspired by. You don’t have to be an ‘artist’ you just have to have something to say. Yes, it’s a little rebellious and revolutionary...Bingo! Just like us!
Does Rewrite Beautiful do graffiti?
Heck to the NO! We may be artsy, but we’re not crazy! Graffiti is against the law and besides we are much too busy trying to prevent eating disorders and get girls back into their communities. In other words, we have “No Time for Jail Time.” So again, NO. Rewrite Beautiful does not promote graffiti. Please see www.colormekatie.com for inspiration of some awesome Street Art done without graffiti.
Why isn’t there a Rewrite Beautiful for boys?
As we have shared the Rewrite Beautiful message, we have found many boys and men say, “Guys need some of that Rewrite Beautiful too.” Indeed there are 1 million boys and men in the USA currently suffering from eating disorders. At this time Rewrite Beautiful supports a small program called Rewrite Strong for boys. It is provided on a case by case basis.
Where do the donations to Rewrite Beautiful go?
All donations go toward our programming: School Programs, Street Art Workshops, Outreach and supporting Beautiful Action Clubs in schools. There are also several other costs which go into Rewrite Beautiful, which include but are not limited to: art materials, literature, merchandise and travel costs. Every dollar in the paint can helps! If you feel compelled to Rewrite Beautiful through a donation, please do so through our Paypal account on the DONATE page.
Is Rewrite Beautiful a Christian organization?
No. Labeling something Christian automatically alienates those who are not. Since eating disorders affect people with a wide range of faiths and backgrounds we would like to keep the Rewrite Beautiful revolution welcoming to all.