“I have become a more confident, positive, and resilient person throughout working with Rewrite Beautiful.” – Natalie, Student, Cal State Long Beach
Southern California Artists
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!
Time to party harty rock n’ roll! Our new website is FINALLY finished! You know how people say, “All good things come to those who wait” and you roll your eyes and think, “Ugh, that’s so cliché! Give it to me now!” Well, there is a lot you, me, “we” have learned in the past few months. When you take things slow you’re able to test things out. Let the not so good things pass on by and realize the value and rarity in uber good things (and hold on tight to them!) We did a whole lotta testing and ended up with awesomeness aka our awesome new site made by our new friends from Aryosys! We’re so glad we waited, you can check out why at:
Party on Beautiful!
One of our favorite REWRITE BEAUTIFUL supporters is living in the last call-namesake of all brewery's and pub's "Sweet Home Alabama". Our beautiful friend Jeannette made this REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Street Art piece for her beautiful mama, Anne who lives here in Newport Beach, California. I absolutely love everything about this piece...it's placement on a tree, (Yeah tree's!) the kiss between Anne and her hunka-hunka- burnin' love son Matt (that I have a MILD crush on) and simply just what Jeannette wrote about her BEAUTIFUL mama. It take's a beautiful woman to make a beautiful woman and I can not only see, but I can read the proof that Anne is just that: BEAUTIFUL. What about you? Have you Rewritten Beautiful today?
I about choked on my scalding hot latte from Kean when my friend said to me, “Why should I care about those girls with Eating Disorders? That’s not my problem. That’s their parents problem. I adore you Irvina and I will always support everything you do, but I could care less. Don't get me wrong, I think what you're doing is cool, but it’s just not relevant to me.”
I rebutted, (and sort of shrieked) “But, how can you say that?!?! You have a wife and a mom and a sister?”
He said, “Yeah, but their healthy. This doesn’t effect them or me.”
I sighed and out of the corner of my eye I saw my friends beautiful wife in the distance a confident, beautiful woman that knows she has value in all the many facets that make her “beautiful”. And then I sat up in my barstool and said,
“And THAT is exactly why you should care.”
With a smirk he said, “You have the floor my friend.”
I explained, “Imagine if your beautiful wife didn’t think she was so beautiful? What if she was constantly talking about how much she needs to lose weight, asking you to confirm her beauty and was so insecure about her physical appearance that she feared food? What if she wouldn’t eat out at restaurant with all of our friends? What if instead of spending her day rehabilitating people to health she instead obsessed about her waist line and bra size? How would that affect YOUR marriage? How would that affect YOUR life? What if your mom avoided you by constantly making excuses that she had to go to the gym and never shared some chocolate chip cookies with you? How would that affect YOU? And what if growing up one of your sisters refused to eat her breakfast, lunch and dinner? How would that have affected YOUR childhood?”
I have had a handful of people ask if REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is a religious organization I say, “Well, yes and no.” We did not file as a church or religious organization because we want to first and foremost be inclusive not exclusive. We know that Eating Disorders are universal and we want the ability to REWRITE BEAUTIFUL to be pen to everyone and anyone. But, the yes comes in where we believe that every human being is a unique creation. Every woman on this earth is someone’s daughter, someone’s sister, someone’s mommy, someone’s aunt and someone’s friend and REWRITE BEAUTIFUL knows that a girl with an Eating Disorder can’t be the unique girl she was created to be while she has a gnarly diseases taking her down.
So if you wonder, “Why should I care about THOSE GIRLS?” I ask that you think about a girl you absolutely adore...A girl who makes you smile....whose laugh is contagious... and imagine that girl present in body, but dead in spirit and I think you’ll have your answer. This is the girl I think about...
Her name is Ever. Ever played a huge part in establishing REWRITE BEAUTIFUL in that she helped the vision for it to actually take place...I used to rock her to bed when she was a newborn baby. I would look at her, this tiny person who was happy, serene and playing with my hair (when she was supposed to be falling asleep) and I just knew that I didn't want her to ever believe that she was anything less than beautiful. It's because of Ever, that I care about THOSE GIRLS? How about you? Who do you want to REWRITE BEAUTIFUL for? I look forward to hearing...
Kiss, Paint, Create!
Yes, the rumors are true! My favorite attorney in the whole wide State of California World Mr.Andreas Meyer of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher has confirmed that REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is "By the power vested in the State of California" an official 501(c)3 Non-Profit! Heck yes! We are official! Our Non Profit Tax ID # is: 27-2688578. We are jumping for joy here at the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL headquarters! We can now bring in donations, grants and sponsors that are tax-deductible and most importantly CHANGE how girls see beauty in themselves. Check out some of our supporters jumping for joy up top! We can't wait to do Street Art with you girls and see how you choose to change the world yourselves!
xoxo, Rewrite Beautiful Woman
It's an exciting and eye opening thing telling people about the REWRITE BEAUIFUL Street Art Project. When people ask, I usually press the play button on the Mission Statement and say, "Just because Street Art isn't in a gallery doesn't mean it isn't valuable and equally just because a woman doesn't look like a magazine cover doesn't mean she isn't beautiful" The usual response is "Wow! That's so controversial!" , "How cutting edge!" or "God bless you!" I mean, the vision for REWRITE BEAUTIFUL came from knowning a CHANGE needed to be made in the definition of women's beauty and Eating Disorders have to be stopped, but I guess the sensitive artist in me is sad to hear how bad it really is. How far out this simple idea of restoring beauty in women really is and that this mission is going to be a challenging one. I question, "At the end of the day will women really believe that they are worthy outside of their appearance?" "
Then I go and teach an Art Class and I'm given a good dose of HOPE. While I'm passing out oil pastels my four year old student Ayden, put his hand over mine and said:
"I love you REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman!"
I said, "Oh is that so? Tell me, why do you love me? "
He said, "Because you help me with my work!"
Curious I said, "Who else do you love?"
Ayden: "My mommy!"
Ayden: "Because she plays with me!"
Me: "Who else do you love?"
Ayden: "My daddy!"
Ayden: "Because he gives me hugs!"
Me: "I love you too Ayden :) "
Today I was reminded by a four year old that deep down, in the core of ALL OF OUR SOULS we love eachother not because we're pretty, but because of the way we treat eachother. We love our teachers because they're kind, not because they're pretty. We love our mommy's because we know they care about us and play with us, not because they're pretty. And we love our daddy's because they make time for us and show affection, not because he has nice pecks.... On that note, as one of my favorite mentors from Furniture From Home would say, "Back to work!"
xoxo - REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman
REWRITE BEAUTIFUL LOVES this! Little girls aren't born believing their awesome and "Can do anything" they are taught it. Obviously someone has taken the time to show Jessica what matters and what doesn't. What if Jessica continues to love herself through her teenage and adult years? How different will her choices be? How different will her life be? How different will her impact on society be? What if she lived her whole life believing in herself and never questioned if she should look like someone else? This gets us so amped to teach REWRITE BEAUTIFUL in schools to girls who haven't had the opportunity to hear "You're Awesome! Just the way you are!" Thank you sweet Rebecca one of our favorite REWRITE BEAUTIFUL supporters from
Sleepy Dreamer Designs who emailed me this video!
I gotta say there is nothing like coming home from a long day of brainstorming ways to prevent girls from developing Eating Disorders like Anorexia and Bulimia and then to log-in to facebook and see REWRITE BEAUTIFUL street art posted on the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL facebook page. It's like a cute guy asking for your number, just 100 times better and with a 1000 more endorphins running through your body! Dudes and dudettes we are totally gonna change the world and the word beautiful! Rock on and Create on!
REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman
Yesterday, I was preventing Eating Disorders by having a meeting with a some very cool peeps when one of them said, “What is street art? It’s like chalk on the sidewalk right?” I thought maybe some other dudes and dudettes might be a tad confused too so I thought I’d give ya’ll the lowdown...
Street Art: Is the art formerly known as: Any kind of art someone creates and leaves in a public place for people to see and enjoy.
Street Art can be chalk on a sidewalk....
Street Art can be Paper on an Apartment Building (that turns out to be a game that looks like Pac Man)...
Street Art can be paint on the sidewalk (that turns into a cartoon)...
Street Art can be painting on buildings...
The controversial thing about Street Art is that it goes against the grain of what we are taught to think "art" is. In the art world you are considered to be successful if everyone knows your name, your art hangs in a gallery and is appraised for thousands if not millions of dollars. Street Artist stand for the opposite. They believe they don’t have to wait to be accepted into a museum to be considered a real artist. They don’t have to have a curator appraise their works value. They create art for the purpose of sharing it with the public. Plus, they charge no admission price and you can eat ice cream when you look at the art. Heck yeah!
The reason Street Art goes with REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is that when it comes to “Rewriting Beauty” we are also going against the grain. We believe that to be beautiful you don’t have to wait to look like a model in a magazine ad. To be beautiful you don’t have to be a certain size. To be beautiful you just have to look at yourself and see the beauty that’s already there. That’s why we are encouraging people to take a picture of a woman they believe is beautiful for who she is. Write down all the traits about her that make her beautiful and then post it in a public area. It’s an empowering way for all individuals to say, “We’re not waiting for you to say we’re beautiful, we’re saying it and putting it out there in physical form.”
REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is preventing and stopping Eating Disorders. It is our hope that when people see REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Street Art they are inspired to also believe that a woman is beautiful because of who she is, who she loves and who she helps. Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating are horrific diseases that are showing up all over the world at alarming rates in girls as young as 5 years old. Be apart of CHANGING how women see beauty in themselves and REWRITE BEAUTIFUL. Click here to find out how.
REWRITE BEAUTIFUL doesn't care how you define art or beauty. Just because art isn't in a gallery doesn't mean it isn't valuable and just because a woman isn't in a magazine doesn't mean she isn't beautiful. We stop Eating Disorders with Street Art!