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Projects of Interest

  • "Voices - Not Bodies" is a committee dedicated to raising eating disorders awareness.  We are endorsed by the National Ass'n. of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).  Our objective is to hold a candlelight vigil and rally on the Ellipse of the National Mall, Washington DC on April 20, 2002.
    The vigil is to promote eating disorders awareness and to provide resources for the millions suffering, their families, friends, and the general public.
  • "Take Back Our Bodies Photo Shoot"
    People for Fair Representation in the Media (P-FRaMe) is organized a photoshoot. The "Take Back Our Bodies Photo Shoot" on August 26, 2001, designed to help all women gain ownership over their own bodies, and to reclaim our image from the media.   The goal of this project is to reveal -- to ourselves and others -- what female bodies are REALLY like. They are beautiful and ALL different! They don't conform to impossible standards (well, 99% of us don't). We are called for women of all shapes, sizes, ages and colors to gather for a photo shoot where we revealed our bodies for the camera. The resulting images will be placed on posters, magnets, postcards, and anywhere else we can put them, and hopefully shown in galleries nationwide.

    Seattle photographer Amanda Koster is the talent behind the camera (you can visit her web site at

  • Calling All Girls: Tell Us Why You Are Beautiful
    I Am Beautiful
    authors seek Teen Submissions for New Book

    The authors are seeking written responses from teen girls to these questions:  
    Do you think you are beautiful? What makes you beautiful?  Who are the most beautiful people in your life?  How do your favorite magazines, TV shows, music videos and movies make you feel about your beauty? When do you feel the most beautiful?

    Written responses should be no more than 200 words and should be accompanied by a clear photo of the girl.  For more information, see the I Am Beautiful website.

  • Please contribute to a new book: 
    Women's Stories-True Tales of Body Shame"
    Write the story or stories describing when you felt ashamed of or criticized
    about your body. Relevant photographs illustrating your story are encouraged
    (please label each on the back). Please include your name, address and
    telephone number to enable inquiries. For the manuscript, names will be
    changed to protect confidentiality. Send to: Stacey Nye, Ph.D., 10620 N. Port
    Washington Rd., Mequon, WI 53092; (262) 241-5955

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