Cheryl Rainfield » The Illusionists looks like a worthy cause to back

The Illusionists looks like a worthy cause to back

I’ve just made a pledge to the Illusionists documentary project (on body image and the beauty industry selling insecurity) on KickStarter because it’s something I believe in, and I think that we’re stronger when we look at things that negatively impact us. The project has some *fantastic* experts who will be interviewed, including author & filmmaker Jean Kilbourne (Killing Us Softly, Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel) and psychotherapist Susie Orbach (Fat is a Feminist Issue). If this is something that you care about, too, I hope you’ll consider “>making a pledge. They accept pledges as low as $10. Even if you don’t have the money right now, helping to spread the word about this project can help.


3 Responses to “The Illusionists looks like a worthy cause to back”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Well, I do Photoshop photo’s of my self before I put them on the internet (mostly acne and flyaway hair). However I do think that the beauty industry does try to make people think that they can look like the models with their products. I just don’t buy into that. I look a little different in real life then in my facebook photo, no one’s skin could ever be that smooth. It takes a lot of work to Photoshop an image to look like that but the beauty industry does not want people to know that b/c they just want you to buy their (often crappy & overpriced/rated) products.

  2. Jessica Says:

    Oh, and I forgot about this but Photoshopping myself was actually a very eye opening experience. It really does show you that the images in magazines are not real, and now they don’t even look real to me at all.

  3. Cheryl Rainfield Says:

    I agree, Jessica–there’s a lot of trying to sell products behind the beauty industry. And magazine photos are so often photoshopped!

Leave a Comment



Love my books? Here's how to help!


Reasons Not To Hurt Yourself


Reasons Not To Kill Yourself. If You're Thinking of Suicide...


Tips On Dealing With Self-Harm


10 Ways To Improve Your Body Image And Feel Better About Your Body


Girls Are Strong (And Boys Are, Too). 17 Ways To Be Strong


Writing Technique Books I Recommend


Writing Technique Books & Online Courses I recommend, including those by Holly Lisle


Free writing course by Holly Lisle:Write Flash Fiction that Doesn't SUCK


Love my books?
Join my Street Team!

You'll get my gratitude, hear book news first, get swag, enter to win private contests, and more.


Cheryl Rainfield's Recommended YA Books on self-harm, sexual abuse, being queer, & more




Cheryl Rainfield: TV Interview DayTime Toronto


 Subscribe in a reader


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Cheryl Rainfield author FAQ

Cheryl Rainfield interview on Fox25





Self-Harm Is NOT Trendy










Cheryl Rainfield at Blogged Children's Books Blog Directory




Search & Win




Add This Blog to the JacketFlap Blog Reader





Recent Posts

Find a Book

Gifts for Booklovers

Picture Book Reviews & Lists

Teen & Children's Book Blogs

Teen Book Reviews & Lists

Archives

July 2011
M T W T F S S
« Jun   Aug »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031