November 2012 Blogs

Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions!  We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!

Mel  is our savvy, sharp Fundraising intern from Chapman University! She has been helping us this semester with fundraising, grant research, think tanks, branding and repping Rewrite Beautiful on college campuses.  The thing I love most about Mel is her opinions – She is confident and isn’t afraid to share what she thinks, even if it differs from the group. Already, Mel has had quite a few of experiences that have changed her. Learn a little more about what makes Mel BEautiful through our interview below:

Irvina: What sparked your interest to intern with Rewrite Beautiful?  

I am more than aware of how negatively young women see their bodies today. The importance of creating a positive self-image and high self-esteem cannot be stressed enough in the materialistic society we live in today. Many young girls grow up without the positive influences and help I was lucky enough to receive. My heart goes out to these girls so when I came across Rewrite Beautiful I immediately felt it was a place I would thoroughly enjoy interning and be able to grow from in my own ways.

Irvina: Well, we’re stoked you’re on our team! You’ve been incredible! What word would you say defines your life thus far?

Mel:  The word, experiences. I have had experiences both positive and negative, I have learned valuable lessons and developed a remarkable sense of self-awareness.

Irvina: What makes you most angry?

Mel: The thing in the world that makes me most angry is the control of women through repression.

Irvina: Who or what have you loved most in your life and why?

The thing I’ve loved most in my life is growing up with the opportunity to have horses.  Horses have taught me so many more things than I could ever convey in words. Simply put, horses have taught me love, responsibility, maturity, and respect.

Irvina: You did an incredible job this semester Mel. I know wherever the road takes you, you will be fully capable and confident in making it into an amazing ride!

Want to intern with Rewrite Beautiful? Submit your interest HERE!

Posted: Nov 23, 2012
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On behalf of the 1,117 people we have shared the Rewrite Beautiful message with this year, we would like to say, we are so thankful for YOU! Check out this thank you video and update on what YOU made happen this year!

 

 

 

Posted: Nov 22, 2012
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Rewrite Beautiful is friends with Element Eden, a rad So Cal clothing company that highlights Eden Advocates; women who are visionary, whose stories exude creativity, passion and social awareness. Check out the Eden Advocates HERE and tell us one advocate that inspires you most! Post your answer on the Rewrite Beautiful Facebook page HERE! We will randomly pick a winner at the end of today to win the Element Eden Estonia sweater to wear to our art show -PEITHO on November 29th.

 

Posted: Nov 20, 2012
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One of our favorite things to do in OC is visit with friends at coffee shops. Lord Windsor is our new favorite spot! Not only does the place rip out some amazing coffee and have an uber relaxing, chill coffee house, but they are also the host of this years art show, PEITHO! Head over to Lord Windsor at 6pm for a coffee tasting!

Be sure to say hi to Wade and Lindsay, they are the creative, kind and strong owners of Lord Windsor.They have donated their space to us for the art show! The Windsors are definitely a couple to be seen in BEautiful action!  

Posted: Nov 19, 2012
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The only thing sweeter than sweets made with love are sweets made with love by TWINS! Hillary and Heidi are the women behind Twinfully Sweet, an adorable dessert catering company! Whether you need a cake, cake pops, cupcakes, mustache cookies or an entire dessert table of goodies, Twinfully Sweet knows their sweet stuff! We are so excited to bite into some of their goodies at our upcoming art show PEITHO! Thank you for your KIND donation Hillary and Heidi! We are so thankful that you are sharing your creativity with us! 

Posted: Nov 19, 2012
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We would like to thank The Victorian, eating disorder treatment of Newport Beach, CA for sponsoring our 2nd annual art show – PEITHO on November 29th at Lord Windsor in Long Beach, CA. Although Rewrite Beautiful is focused on prevention, we realize that there are still those who are struggling with an eating disorder. The Victorians professional staff and residential facility provides their clients with a “real-life experiential environment with the support and caring of an entire community.” If you or someone you know is currently struggling with an eating disorder we encourage you to inquire more HERE

 

Posted: Nov 19, 2012
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Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions!  We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!

Sara is our amazing Fundraising intern from Biola University! She has been helping us this semester with painting, prepping, fundraising and branding! The thing I love most about Sara is her reflective nature. Just speaking with her for five minutes you realize that she is an incredibly intelligent, grounded, humble individual. Learn a little more about what makes Sara BEautiful through our interview below:

Irvina: What sparked your interest to intern with Rewrite Beautiful?  

I am passionate about encouraging girls to celebrate how they were made and flourish and thrive in life, rather than wallow in self-doubt. I have also always felt called to be an artist in some capacity, but I don’t want to confine that desire to one specific activity or outlet just yet.  I love art because of the way we are able to visually say what we believe about ourselves and the world. 

Irvina: Name three of your favorite fictional heroines…

  1. Laura Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie. I admire Laura for her courage and pioneer lifestyle.  She did not live out of fear or selfishness, but was hardworking for the good of her family.  She stood up for herself and those she loved but was a combination of graceful elegance and unrestrained adventure.   She was free but not reckless and used her influence for good at every chance she got.

 

  1. Elle Woods, Legally Blonde - The more times I have watched this movie the more the concept of boldly being yourself no matter where you are or whose around has stuck out to me.  I am reminded of the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  In a campus of black and grey suits and dull classrooms, Elle brings the hot pink and sparkle without fear of criticism or judgment although she is often met with both. 

 

  1.  Mary, The Secret Garden.  I love Mary from Francis Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden.  The story starts with her as a sad, bitter orphan dressed in black without love or joy.  As she steps out and learns how to cultivate something beautiful apart from her bitterness and selfishness, her life and the lives of those around her are transformed.  Focusing on the beauty of the garden and helping beautiful things grow instead of wallowing in pain is a type of art therapy I see in this character.  

Irvina: Sara you are brilliant! I love The Secret Garden, but I never realized Mary was giving herself Art Therapy! What an astute observation. No wonder I love that book so much! So, tell us a moment that changed the course of your life?

Sara: One moment that changed the course of my life was in the Louvre in Paris in 2010.  I wandered from room to room awestruck by the huge marble-white statues and giant detailed paintings of biblical scenes and historical characters.  I sat down on a bench in the middle of a room full of paintings and began to cry. As I stared up at the painted ceiling decorated with scenes from nature and images of angels, I was struck at the amazing capacity God had given humans to create beautiful things. 

The concept that we were made in the image of our creator, with the same desire to create beauty was more real to me than ever.  Worried tourists passed by me and stared unaware that my tears were tears of joy, awe, and inspiration. As I pulled myself together, and continued to explore the majestic museum, I vowed that I would be an artist in some capacity as a way to honor my God and the able body and life He had blessed me with. 

Irvina: Well Sara, I think I the creative work you have done this semester with Rewrite Beautiful is quite pleasing to God, if I do say so myself! Thank you for all of your incredible work!

Want to intern with Rewrite Beautiful? Submit your interest HERE!

Posted: Nov 15, 2012
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The incredible, edible, ah-mazing Sweet and Saucy Shop has donated creative treats to our art show, PEITHO! These are some of our most favorite cupcakes and treats in Newport Beach, CA! We know all our BEautiful friends will become huge fans just like us! A big thanks to Sweet and Saucy's creative, kind and strong owner, Melody Brandon! Thank you for showing girls your beauty Melody through your creative treats and kind donations! You're BEautiful! 

 

 

Posted: Nov 9, 2012
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Posted: Nov 9, 2012
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