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Snap, crackle and pop! Who doesn't want to hang  in downtown LA with a bunch of beautiful ladies? Aviva was the place to be Thursday night! The Junior League of Los Angeles put together a killer line up of awesomeness for the young ladies who are Aviva residence. Aviva is a residential home, high school and treatment facility for at-risk, emotionally distressed, abused, and neglected youth in Los Angeles, CA. The event themed, “Love Yourself” gathered some fine chicks to teach the girls how to live healthy lifestyles. The line up included a:


  • Counselor

  • Dietician

  • Life Coach

  • Make-up artist

  • Personal Trainer

  • Yoga Instructor


Rewrite Beautiful had the privilege of acting as a honorary ‘Life Coach’ making some 2011 Goals with the young ladies. We discussed how to be beautiful in 2011 by coming up with ways to be creative, kind and strong.

 Q: What’s better than a room full of girls who believe they are beautiful and awesome and share that by volunteering their time and talents? 

 Oh! Oh! I know! Pick me!

 A: A WORLD full of girls who know their beautiful and awesome and share that by volunteering their time and talents!

Beatiful Leaders of the 'Love Yourself' event at Aviva

*A special thanks to Lindsey Teichman who drove us to Aviva. Endured over 2 hours of painful rush hour traffic, parked her car in questionable territory and sprinted a 1/2 k to retrieve it. Nobody said Rewriting Beautiful was easy. Thanks for being the most beautiful gingered soldier we know Linds ;) ! xoxo

Posted: Feb 4, 2011

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I have a love/hate your guts relationship with you female musicians. On the left coast I love your insanely beautiful creativity. Your ability to make me laugh, cry and look deeper at life all in one album is worth sitting in L.A. traffic for 2 hours and paying for a $80 parking ticket. Zoning…ugh…[I have a blog commin’ for you too Antonio Villaraigosa. It’s called: “Save LA! Build a Subway dammit!”] Sorry for the profanity squeakers…anyway, what I don’t fancy about you female musicians is how you forfeit your creativity when it comes to music videos. I have plans to get all Inspector Gadget and sneak into Jive Records and see the ACTUAL rule book that states, “All female musicians under age 35 must make soft porn music video using 2 gallons of baby oil.” Okay, I’ll give them some slack, they’re beautifully filmed. Stellar videography. Cute kids, hot boys, sexy girls and impressive sexual inuendos that result in actually doing 'it.' P.S. It's not inuendo if you do 'it.' But peeps, I hate to break it to ya, but it’s gettin’ old along with the STD epidemic. Is it too much to ask that everyone hit pause, grab non-fat latte, get some creative and crazy minds together and ‘think-tank’ us somethin’ a little more original with a little less baby oil and bronzer? (By the way I get off of my day job at 1pm Pacific Standard time, just in case you need me.)

 In case you’re still not convinced this will actually make the 7 figures that soft porn makes, you might want to check out exhibit a -  Caitlin Crosby. Homegirl is a phenomenal musician AND human being. Caitlin is using her celebrity to ask people to love their flaws. She is also the founder of www.loveyourflawz.com Check out her music video below. It looks like the kiddo’s like her too. Who knew kids would dig kindness and creativity? Shocker! My favorite is the dude with the sign that says, “I wasn’t aware I had any flaws.” Hottie! Yes, I just said ‘Hottie’. We as in ‘I’ have declared today national “Party like it’s 1999 Day.” Dope, I know.

Posted: Jan 15, 2011

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When you're starting a non-profit it's very much like starting a company. There are many round table discussions and darts thrown at the question, "Who are we?" "What's our brand?" "What's our product?" Who is our niche supporter?" Growing up in the non-profit world I understood that you could go two routes a.) The "look at the starving babies! Help them!" route or the b.) "Lets a build a house and hug it out!" I prefer to hug it out. I have spent a lot of time listening to non-profits talk about the dark side of man and I wanted REWRITE BEAUTIFUL to focus on the positive: Changing how girls see beauty in themselves, using Art as the vehicle to do so and building communities of girls who believe they have more to contribute to the world than what they look like.

The truth is there is a very real and dark side to the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL mission. We are established today because we saw a need in the 7  million girls in the USA alone who are currently in a great deal of pain, depression and suffering from an Eating Disorder. I was so blantantly reminded of that  while I was doing some research on Google this evening. I was trying to google "How to be better non-profit" When all of the sudden I saw the defaults  (What is Googled most often) with that phrase "How to be b.." You can see the phrases below.


I dont' know what this does to you, but my eyes watered and my heart sunk when I saw this. The fact that there are enough people out there Googling "How to be beautiful" and "How to be bulimic" that it defaults to this phrase just gives me a great deal of sadness and a heck of a lot of ammo for the week. I mean REWRITE BEAUTIFUL says that being "beautiful" consists of how you treat other people. Yet there are hurting people out there looking for "beautiful"  in places they will never find it.

When it comes down to it, I'm not a branding guru. I don't know what's going to make any of you guys care about the 7 Million girls in the US with an Eating Disorder. I am just one person who can see a problem and do my best to make it better. I think we can all do that. I encourage you guys to notice when your eyes water and heart breaks this week and to do one little thing to make it better.

Posted: Jun 28, 2010
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The masses have spoken and they want some Rewrite Beautiful this summer! So we’re packin’ up our spray paint, pastels, cameras, wood and all other creative materials we can fit into a Toyota Carolla and heading out to Change how girls see beauty in themselves. This is who is taking our booty’s off of our hammocks this summer… and sending us on the Rockin’ Road Trip to: Rewrite Beautiful!

Destination A: July 6th 2010

Whittier Christian School

Whittier, California

We will be working with girls k-8th grade!

Destination B: August 11th 2010

Faith Worship Community

Costa Mesa, California

We will be working with Jr. High, High School and College aged girls!

Destination C: Saturday, August 21st 2010

Street Art Party

Costa Mesa, California

We will be inviting everyone from tiny tikes to wise old artists with dreads to come and do Rewrite Beautiful Street Art together. To get the VIP invite you'll have to  join us on facebook.

 So I know what you’re thinking…you wanna come on our Rockin’ Road Trip to: Rewrite Beautiful….and you feel all left out….awww…don’t be sad! Here at Rewrite Beautiful we believe everyone can play a part of this cause. You can either:

Submit BEAUTIFUL!

Our whole goal in doing this Rockin' Road Trip to: Rewrite Beautiful is to get the word out about Rewrite Beautiful. You can do that yourself by making your own Street Art, putting it out on in public and submitting it to us to post here on our blog. To find out how check out our link Create Rewrite Beautiful Street Art

Show BEAUTIFUL!

You can volunteer to come help us facilitate Rewrite Beautiful in schools. Whether you’re a teacher on Summer “Vaca” looking for a cause to make a difference with or a just a boy who has a fetish for saws and likes to cut wood into weird shapes, then you should Show BEAUTIFUL!  Email us at RewriteBeautiful@gmail.com for more 411

 Shout BEAUTIFUL!

We love a girl who puts her heart out with a Shout Out! Thank you Krista!

Are you thinking of a place that you would love to see Rewrite Beautiful Street Art done? Give us a Shout Out to whichever school, organization, soccer team, Indian tribe or Eskimo’s that you think could use some Rewrite Beautiful. The only reason we have this road trip is because of the Beautiful Jenna and the Beautiful Krista who gave Rewrite Beautiful a shout out at WhittierChristian School and Faith Worship Community.



Jenna ain't shy about giving a shout out!



Thank you Jenna!


 

Supply BEAUTIFUL!

Are you wondering, “How the heck are they going to afford to buy all of those art supplies for all of those girls who want to Rewrite Beautiful?” We are wondering the same thing too! We need a lot of help to “Supply” BEAUTIFUL art supplies to meet the “Demand” to Rewrite Beautiful. If you would like to donate to the Rewrite Beautiful cause,  please send all checks to:

Rewrite Beautiful



177 Riverside Avenue, Suite F #1110



Newport Beach, CA 92663



 A little girl who will grow up knowing how beautiful she truly is , thanks you! 



Posted: Jun 15, 2010

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We can't wait to do REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Street Art! Woo hoo!

Yes, the rumors are true! My favorite attorney in the whole wide State of  California World Mr.Andreas Meyer of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher has confirmed that REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is "By the power vested in the State of California" an official 501(c)3 Non-Profit! Heck yes! We are official! Our Non Profit Tax ID # is:  27-2688578. We are jumping for joy here at the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL headquarters! We can now bring in donations, grants and sponsors that are tax-deductible and most importantly CHANGE how girls see beauty in themselves. Check out some of our supporters jumping for joy up top! We can't wait to do Street Art with you girls and see  how you choose to change the world yourselves!

xoxo, Rewrite Beautiful Woman

 

Posted: May 27, 2010

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 Hey ya'll! I've been spending alot of time networking with people and trying to get the word out there about REWRITE BEAUTIFUL. I have found that when I explain that REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is changing how women see beauty in themselves using Street Art I hear an overwhelming amount of men say, "I wish you did this for boys too. We really need it. You would be surprised how many men struggle with body image issues."  

 Believe me, I know the stats state that there is 8 million people in the United States suffering from an Eating Disorder, and of that number 10% are men. (It's estimated that the percentage suffering that are men is far higher, but because of the old fashioned idea that this disease strikes only women, few men come forward to find the help they deserve.) Though at this time REWRITE BEAUTIFUL has our hands full just helping women change the way they see beauty in themselves we want to do something for the "Beautiful Boys" out there. We also hope to implement some programs for the lads once we get the programs rolling for all the ladies...as the old saying goes, "Ladies first." ;)

In the meantime I'd like to give some props to some very awesome and "Beautiful" men who have helped REWRITE BEAUTIFUL over the past couple months. Without their donation of time and talents we might still be sitting on the idea and not in action. Just like women, beauty in men doesn't have to do with their bulging biceps, rock hard abs or chiseled face, BEAUTIFUL is found in the way they give of their time to charity, speak respectfully to their wives, run their business with honesty and live out their faith with humility. Yes these guys are all hansom but it’s who they are that makes them Beautiful People that we are proud to work with.

Ari Glick

Ari Glick of StudioAG

Ari is an artistic, sweet, coveted Graphic Designer from the Bay Area and does some gnarly work for the Golden State Warriors (and he's single ladies ;) Ari was kind enough to help us hash out a temporary Rewrite Beautiful Logo while we get the Rewrite Beautiful website created. To see more of his work visit his website at www.ariglick.com/.print.html

Gary Winston

Gary Winston of ever/after

Gary and his wife Christy are rad clothing designers in the "Purchase with a Cause" industry in Newport Beach, California. They have started a new wave of California Sufer Cool baby clothes that give 25% of their proceeds to charities around the world. Gary is currently helping us figure out the logistics of making the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL T-Shirt line. A very down to earth guy for his level of accomplishment and expertise. Check out out www.everafterclothing.com

Jeff Gideon

Jeff Gideon  of  ROCKHarbor

I don't know anyone who meets Jeff and doesn't want to instanly be his BFF. Jeff is one of "Chief Operating Dudes" on the Communications Team at ROCKHarbor Church in Costa Mesa, CA. Jeff has helped sculpt the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL vision into something tangible that will actually change womens lives and he has put up with me and my huge Vision Boards and Run on sentences (It takes a saint!) Check out his work all over this website www.rockharbor.org

John Clanton

John Clanton of The Art of Manlilness

John is an Engineer/Future Pastor/Networker/Rockstar in training! This man has pulled together photographers and web designers to make REWRITE BEAUTIFUL change the way women see beauty in themselves. A deep thinker and avid coffee drinker, John reminds us to enjoy all the work that goes with this campaign. Find John on: http://community.artofmanliness.com/

Milan Rousset

Milan Rousset of Furniture From Home

Milan is an Entrepreneur and mentor extrodinnaire from Newport Beach, CA! He has helped immensely with making REWRITE BEAUTIFUL a professional and polished organization to our donors. No wonder his own business is such a success! Check out: www.furniturefromhome.com 

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Travis Uhl of Furniture From Home Travis is that Christian surfer dude who just ripped a wave in your face in Newport Beach, CA...he makes up for his antics by being our paintbrush counting Accountant. Travis has helped form the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL budget for the next 3 years and hashed out legal jibber jabber with our buddies over at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher. Check out some of Travis other "bean counting" ventures at : www.furniturefromhome.com

Posted: May 24, 2010

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It's an exciting and eye opening thing telling people about the REWRITE BEAUIFUL Street Art Project. When people ask, I usually press the play button on the Mission Statement and say, "Just because Street Art isn't in a gallery doesn't mean it isn't valuable and equally just because a woman doesn't look like  a magazine cover doesn't mean she isn't beautiful"  The usual response is "Wow! That's so controversial!" , "How cutting edge!" or "God bless you!" I mean, the vision for REWRITE BEAUTIFUL came from knowning a CHANGE needed to be made in the definition of women's beauty and Eating Disorders have to be stopped, but I guess the sensitive artist in me is sad to hear how bad it really is. How far out this simple idea of restoring beauty in women really is and that this mission is going to be a challenging one. I question, "At the end of the day will women really believe that they are worthy outside of their appearance?" "

Then I go and teach an Art Class and I'm given a good dose of HOPE. While I'm passing out oil pastels my four year old student Ayden, put his hand over mine and said:

"I love you REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman!"

I said, "Oh is that so? Tell me, why do you love me? "

He said, "Because you help me with my work!"

Curious I said, "Who else do you love?"

Ayden: "My mommy!"

Me: "Why?"

Ayden: "Because she plays with me!"

Me: "Who else do you love?"

Ayden: "My daddy!"

Me: "Why?"
Ayden: "Because he gives me hugs!"

Me: "I love you too Ayden :) "

Today I was reminded by a four year old that deep down, in the core of ALL OF OUR SOULS we love eachother not because we're pretty, but because of the way we treat eachother. We love our teachers because they're kind, not because they're pretty. We love our mommy's because we know they care about us and play with us, not because they're pretty. And we love our daddy's because they make time for us and show affection, not because he has nice pecks.... On that note, as one of my favorite mentors from Furniture From Home would say, "Back to work!"

xoxo - REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman

Posted: May 20, 2010
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REWRITE BEAUTIFUL LOVES this! Little girls aren't born believing their awesome and "Can do anything" they are taught it. Obviously someone has taken the time to show Jessica what matters and what doesn't.  What if Jessica continues to love herself through her teenage and adult years? How different will her choices be? How different will her life be? How different will her impact on society be? What if she lived her whole life believing in herself and never questioned if she should look like someone else? This gets us so amped to teach REWRITE BEAUTIFUL in schools to girls who haven't had the opportunity to hear "You're Awesome! Just the way you are!" Thank you sweet Rebecca one of our favorite REWRITE BEAUTIFUL supporters from Sleepy Dreamer Designs who emailed me this video!

Posted: May 18, 2010

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It would be so clique for me to say that out of all the Twilight characters,I resonate with the angelic, Bella Swan. A humble, svelte beauty pursued by the sexiest powder- white-donut looking man alive. When in actuality I relate more to Victoria and James, yes the “Trackers” AKA the “Bad Vampires” who kill innocent people for their blood. Like the Trackers with red eyes thirsty for blood, I can be just as ruthless when I’m thirsty for… love.


 


Kind of like the Trackers my thirst for love resulted in me hurting innocent people and developing some odd eating habits AKA an Eating Disorder. Like the Trackers a diet based solely on blood isn’t balanced and for me a diet based solely on water and carrots isn’t balanced either, unless you’re a bunny (and I ain't packin' a fury tail) my quest for love got me very, very, very sick…



They say “Love makes you do crazy things” and I would have to agree. I don’t think I’m the first girl to ever say this, but I somehow got the idea stuck in my head that if I was just “Beautiful” enough I would get the love that I longed for. I thought that if/when I was “Beautiful” my friends would finally be nice and chill, my parents would get off my back, I would get the boyfriend I wanted, the job I deserved and the straight A’s I needed and I would also stop getting $45 tickets for not moving my car when it was street sweeping day. Seven years on the pursuit for beauty and I ended up with 3 (count em’ 3) Eating Disorders. Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating as well as some bonus prizes called, unemployed, health complications, debt and losing patches of my hair...not so pretty eh?


It may sound silly to you, but at the end of these seven years looking at what a mess my life was I couldn’t help but feel deceived. I felt like a fool who had paid to be led through the desert with the promise of a finding a magical waterfall only to be left abandoned, broke and dying and really, really hungry. To put it lightly, I was PISSED! And a very hot mess at that.

And then a miracle happened...  at the same time I was in the most excruciating pain of my life, I met a group of women who befriended me solely for the reason of telling me I was BEAUTIFUL.

Even when I felt like a loser and didn’t have a job they told me I was BEAUTIFUL, when my hair was falling out from malnutrition they told me I was BEAUTIFUL, even when I couldn’t stop my Eating Disorder behaviors they told me I was BEAUTIFUL. When I would cry before eating dinner they would tell me I was BEAUTIFUL. When I gained weight they told me I was still BEAUTIFUL.  The good, the bad and the ugly, they told me I was BEAUTIFUL no matter what I did. Slowly, but surely I started to believe that I truly am BEAUTIFUL exactly the way I was created. I also learned that being BEAUTIFUL really has absolutely nothing to do with the way you look and everything to do with the way you treat people and most importantly how you treat yourself. 

Today I know without a shadow of a doubt that I am one smokin’ hot and BEAUTIFUL lady. But, not because of the size of my jeans. I am BEAUTIFUL because I am honest, I am kind, I am an amazing friend, a talented writer, faithful, patient (70% of the time) and a survivor. And I only believe that because someone took the time to REWRITE BEAUTIFUL for me.

My life is walking, brunette miracle! And today I'm proud to say, "I'm a Tracker" because of how I see the world differently after this experience...

 I have some pretty awesome jobs, I am a writer, I work with girls in rehab for Eating Disorders, I teach Art and I nanny. I have a unique perspective on all types of women. From the toddler who knows she's beautiful because her mommy says so, to the art student who is feeling a little self concious about her body not looking like what she thinks it "should" look like. To the women who have husbands who have left them because they refuse to eat. I pray every day that the toddler I spend time with never feels that she is anything less than beautiful, but the reality is I know that there are still 1 Million women in the USA alone who have Eating Disorders and can not see themselves as BEAUTIFUL and need my help (and maybe your help too :) ).

Imagine the women out there still searching, tracking and literally dying in pursuit of the love that they think superficial beauty can bring, but never delivers. You can CHANGE the way women see beauty in themselves.

1.)    Submit Street Art

2.)    Tell your friends about REWRITE BEAUTIFUL

3.)    Tell your girlfriend/ daughter/ wife/ mom/ sister/ co-worker what you think makes her truly BEAUTIFUL today!

 I hope you do.

 Love, REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman

Posted: May 17, 2010
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Street Artist: Sandrizzle Bizzle

I gotta say there is nothing  like coming home from a long day of brainstorming ways to prevent girls from developing Eating Disorders like Anorexia and Bulimia and then to log-in to facebook and see REWRITE BEAUTIFUL street art posted on the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL facebook page. It's like a cute guy asking for your number, just 100 times better and with a 1000 more endorphins running through your body! Dudes and dudettes we are totally gonna change the world and the word beautiful! Rock on and Create on!

xoxo

REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman

Posted: May 16, 2010
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