Somebody needs to go on a diet and it’s not us. It’s the media. Their current regimen? High in digitally deceptive additives (ahem, photoshop), low in nutrient rich reality and diversity. The cure?
We want real. Not retouched. That is why About-Face is honored to join the frontline of the three-day social media Keep It Real Challenge alongside powerful forces like SPARK Summit and Miss Representation.org. The collaborative initiative runs June 27th – 29th and targets mainstream magazines, asking them to publish one unaltered image per issue. Whether it’s trimming tummies, lightening skin, or removing kneecaps, these images are harmful.
Here are my favorite ways to “Keep It Real” amid a world of pixelated perfection.
A woman’s place….
Or NOT use it.
Stop buying magazines that sell us one narrow-minded beauty ideal.
-Submitted by daninrwd.
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Vigils Held Around the Country for Young Couple Kristene and Mollie After Shooting
Police say Texas teenagers Mary Kristene Chapa and Mollie Judith Olgin, who were in a relationship, were shot execution style with a large-caliber gun in a park on Friday night and were found approximately nine hours later. Vigils are being organized and held around the country for 19-year-old Texas A&M student Mollie, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and for Kristene, 18, who remains in critical condition following surgery to treat the gunshot wound to her head. The tragic story has been covered by major news outlets, including MSNBC, CNN, Huffington Post, and TIME.
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