Straight/Curve: What Defines You?
I finally got around to watching the preview for the film “Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image.” I am not ashamed to say that I got a bit weepy — not because of how awesome the preview was (I think, in fact, it didn’t do the movie justice), but because of how powerful I remember the movie and its message being.
On the 11th, Di Vita Organic Founder Erica Wadford and I took our teenage daughters to a screening of “Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image.” a film that takes a look at the images the fashion industry pours out into our society and how realistic, diverse role models in these images are few and far between. Among the issues brought up were the lack of size and race diversity in the fashion industry. Coupled with the unrealistic expectation these photo-shopped images portray, there is no wonder that a vast majority of children and adults have a less-than-favorable body image.
I may be a bit biased, but Erica and I have gorgeous daughters! Looking at these pictures with the screening’s sponsors, Anna Tao and Brie Mathers, it’s amazing how beautiful both of these girls are while being unique in their own rights. Sadly, our current fashion climate would consider them both too heavy for standard modeling. That is crazy and it is up to us to put a stop to this before we lose any more children to self-loathing.
Dang it – I just watched the preview again to get this quote right and it hit me in the feels AGAIN! This film strikes at the heart of why Erica and I founded Di Vita Organic – beautiful, healthy people come in all shapes and sizes. The film phrases this as “Health is not defined by a number on a scale.” There is no one-size-fits-all solution for anything and no person, industry, community can define exactly what you need to do or what you should look like to be your best you.
Di Vita Organic will be sponsoring an additional screening of this film as well as others in the months to come (stay tuned!!!) and we look forward to seeing many of you there. If you would like to help promote change in the media, create your own #Iwanttosee_______ and post it on social media.
The brain processes images 60,000 times faster than words – What will your posted image on social media say to others about you? That you’re self-conscious because someone who doesn’t know you defined a standard you might not meet? Or that you know yourself, you love yourself, and you don’t care who knows it?!