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.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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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. 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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