“You are making a definite difference, you are equipping me to speak out to the younger generation and truly rewrite beautiful in our world.” – Mia, Supporter
In case you missed it Rewrite Beautiful was featured on the TV show, Joy in Our Town! It was an awesome opportunity to get the word out about eating disorders and bring some attention to prevention! A special thanks to the lovely Michelle Smith, LVN the Program Director of The Victorian, eating disorder treatment center for speaking about the mental and physical components of eating disorders. Also, a super special thanks to our very own Board Member, the remarkable Robyn Baker who gave her eating disorder testimony! These two women made this a well rounded show! I admire both of you for the work you do so other girls and women can also Rewrite Beautiful for themselves. Now we just need to figure out how to get on to Ellen together ;) xoxo!
Rewrite Beautiful is so stoked to announce that we are being featured in the Lifestyle + Charity SHOP this week! That means that every purchase from 10/31 through 11/06 will be combined and 10% of that total will go to Rewrite Beautiful! Please check out the Lifestyle + Charity SHOP and see if you can get a head start on some Christmas gifts, birthday gifts or maybe find something just for your BEAUTIFUL self :) Thanks for the support beauty's! Happy Shopping!
Keepin' it Beautiful,
Yup, you heard that right! Rewrite Beautiful has traveled down under (well, sort of…via the world wide web that is :) ) But, nevertheless Rewrite Beautiful is inspiring Kerin of Australia to CHANGE how she see’s beauty in herself and others. She says the following on her blog: A Space to Create, "This blog is a space for me explore creatively to express how beauty lives within each of us and can be experienced everyday in the world around us. My Blog will consist of my photos and inspirations that reflect the beauty I see within the people I know and meet, but more importantly the beauty of the world I live in. I am using creativity to teach beautiful as an action."
I found out a couple of weeks ago that Kerin stumbled upon Rewrite Beautiful via the web and was so inspired by the message that she decided to make her own blog dedicated to finding the true beauty in herself and her friends. How rad is that?! I checked out her blog and it’s rad. She features pictures of her friends, nature, animals and writes the qualities she finds beautiful about them. It’s a true ‘Rewrite’ Blog and I just love it! I hope Kerin inspires you to also find your own little 'Rewrite' niche in the world whether it’s through a blog, writing, art, street art or photography! It's so rad to see people wanting to ‘Rewrite’ with us!
Keepin’ it Beautiful,
A few weeks ago Rewrite Beautiful was invited to join Redemption Church at ‘Party on the Block’. Party on the Block is a ministry of Redemption that goes to Shalimar Street in Costa Mesa, CA and literally brings church to about 50 at-risk kids and families. The usual ‘party routine’ Redemption hosts is lunch, a bible story teaching and fun! Bringing Rewrite Beautiful into the mix made things a little different for everyone. So we whipped out our spray can of CREATIVITY and got crackin’!
* Rewrite Beautiful is not a ‘Christian organization’ but, quite a few of our volunteers are big fans of Mr.Jesus….hmmmm….
Creative Solution: We decided to do this Street Art Workshop around the Bible Story of Esther. Which would still give the kiddo’s their Sunday Bible story AND get to hear the Rewrite Beautiful message that beauty is in your Creativity, Kindness and Strength!
*Rewrite Beautiful USUALLY uses Street Art in all of our workshops, but when kids create something they want to take it home….hmmm….
Creative Solution: So many Rewrite Beautiful Workshop participants rave about how amazing it is to make Street Art and know that their art is going to be seen by tons of people. However, since the whole point of Rewrite Beautiful is to CHANGE how YOU see beauty in yourself we thought the message would sink in more for the kids if they got to take something home. Therefore we created masks: “Fake Masks.” The masks played into the story of Esther and how she was ‘fake’ about who she was. We had the kids draw on the masks their ‘fake self’ who they really aren’t but act like, (For example: Hitting their sister, stealing, cussing. This isn’t who they were created to be.) Then we had the kids take off their “fake selves” and reveal their ‘true BEAUTIFUL selves’ in a mirror. It was EPIC! The kids REALLY got it.
*Rewrite Beautiful usually had everyone collaborate on ONE piece of art, but we have 50 kids….hmmm….
Creative Solution: In order to save time and precious money from our donors we decided to Go Green! And create masks out of old cereal boxes.
It was a long process, but it was totally worth it to watch the kids write/draw about their ‘fake self’ and reveal their ‘true BEAUTIFUL selves’
Our Street Art Workshop Leader Sunny Siu even made a mask of his ‘fake self”. He’s a pretty strong guy underneath though.
He lead an amazing workshop with Michelle McCormick. Check back soon for more pictures from this awesome workshop! And don’t forget to Go Green! And Keep it BEATUIFUL!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Rewrite Beautiful's 1st Annual Art Show : TELEIOS . For those who missed it, here is a little recap of the BEAUTY of the night....
Everyone was welcomed to CHANGE how they see beauty in themselves and others through viewing the art that was created with the Rewrite Beautiful Vision in mind: "Girls and women are beautiful for their ACTIONS of Creativity, Kindness and Strength."
People were asked to go through the gallery and ask themselves 4 Questions:
1.) Pick an element of the art work that you like most and draw it on your square
2.) Think of a woman that has qualities that are beautiful write down those qualities on your square
3.) If you could choose one quality that the media would consider beautiful what would it be?
4.) What quality makes you beautiful?
Check out how many people responded to the artwork from TELEIOS!
We love reading their answers...
So many BEAUTIFUL artists from Orange County, California participated in creating art work for the show. Thank you!
The artwork by Sunny Siu was a crowd talker....
Jessica Burkhart always impresses too....
Emily Cobett did some LIVE Art for us on a Surfboard!
Felicidad De Lucas, a Spanish artist brought a surreal aspect to women's beauty....
Tom Cutter impressed with his silhouettes....
Elana Grace shared some amazing shadow boxes....
The poetry by Jeannette Encinias blew everyone away...
Welcome to the PARTY at FIND Art Magazine & Gallery....
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AND ...thank you Rich Lander of CHARD Photographer for donating your BEAUTIFUL photography skills! You're BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you to everyone who came out to see the show, volunteer and show your support!
See you next year for the 2nd Annual Rewrite Beautiful Art Show!
Good Night Beautiful!
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...
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/
This past Saturday, Rewrite Beautiful went to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica to exhibit the Street Art Woman’s Pride created.
We helped rewrite….
Then the cops on bikes shut us down….
According to the Santa Monica PD us Street Art rebels need a permit for our oversized art. So then we did what any Street Artists would do, we then chained ourselves to our art and started a riot screaming, “Don’t arrest me because I’m BEAUTIFUL!” ….Jussssssssssst kidding...We thought about it though and then realized it would probably be harder to Rewrite Beautiful from jail…so instead we bit our tongues, cut the balloons and went around giving them to thankful little children (we made sure to tie it around their hands for anyone who is concerned about balloon pollution…Boo balllon pollution! Not beautiful!)
So, yes we had to shut her down. But, do not fear! We’ll soon be exhibiting some place near! With a permit in hand! You’ll be able to Rewrite Beautiful with us through out the land! Check back here for updates!
Since our day was cut short we cruised around the MOCA in LA and Little Tokyo. Got to see some fresh Street Art by some the greats.…
The day was cut short, but we suited up, we showed up, we learned and we pressed on… pretty Beautiful day if you ask us!
Keepin’ it Beautiful!