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!

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