FAQ

What does FAQ stand for? 

OMG. It stands for, Frequently Asked Questions ;) 

 

I want Rewrite Beautiful to visit my campus and do a School Program-How do I make that happen?

Sweet! We want to visit your school too! 

If you are a school administrator, PTA member, teacher, Panhellenic Risk President, The Big Awesome Decision Maker please email our booking department at irvinak@gmail.com and we will get back to you ASAP about scheduling a visit. 

If you are a student, you’re going to need to do a little work - but, you’re smart, so this will be fun! You need to:

  1. Ask around your school, “Who is the Big Awesome Decision Maker person who books school assemblies, speakers and special events here on campus?” 
  2. Chat with that person and tell them how amazing it is that Rewrite Beautiful has proven to prevent and stop eating disorders by educating students. How our school program participants say that they know more about eating disorders and feel more comfortalbe helping a friend find help after our program. How Rewrite Beautiful empowers students to be role models for the next generation of girls in order so that they can stop this disease in its tracks. 
  3. Show them our school programs page here: www.rewritebeautiful.org/school-programs 
  4. Follow up with them about inquiring about a school program.

 

I am newly in eating disorder recovery and want to work with Rewrite Beautiful-How do I do so? 

Congratulations on your recovery! Eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illnesses. (1) The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate associated with all causes of death for females 15-24 years old. (2) Obesity (usually a consequence of compulsive eating disorder) is one of our nation's most critical health problems and is directly responsible for as many as 300,000 deaths each year. Undoubtedly your recovery is a gift that not many people receive - again congratulations on all of your hard work! Though an individual can abstain from eating disorder behaviors there are several aspects of life that change post treatment. Due to these vast changes we require all of our staff, Board Members, Beautiful Action Mentors, Beautiful Actionistas, interns and volunteers to have a minimum of two years of recovery before working with us. In the meantime we would love for you to help us spread the message that beauty is an action by spreading the word via our: 

and sharing them on Facebook!

Source 1 - American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 152 (7), July 1995, p. 1073-1074, Sullivan, Patrick F.
Source 2 -  American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 152 (7), July 1995, p. 1073-1074, Sullivan, Patrick F.

I am out of state and want to help-Whats the process? 

Radtasitc! We love our out of state friends! You tend to be very creative! Out-of-state-supporters have the opportunity to host their own independent fundraisers for Rewrite Beautiful. Some examples are hosting a yoga class, selling jewelry, getting everyone in your office to donate $5 and then donating the proceeds from your fundraiser back to Rewrite Beautiful. 

 

I want to intern with Rewrite Beautiful-How do I apply?

Awesome! We love young minds that are ready to learn and help! Rewrite Beautiful utilizes interns on an as need basis. Criteria for interns are they must:  

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be able to receive college credit for their internship 
  • Be located in Southern California
  • If there is a history of eating disorder behavior, the intern must have at least two years of consistent recovery 

We post internship opportunities on our social media accounts. Hop on over to our Facebook page and “LIKE” us to be notified of opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/RewriteBeautiful

 

I want to volunteer with Rewrite Beautiful-How do I get involved?

Sweet! Subscribe to our email list and we will give you a shout when opportunities to get involved arise! Subscribe here on our contact page: http://rewritebeautiful.org/contact 

 

Why isnt there a Rewrite Beautiful for boys?

As we have shared the Rewrite Beautiful message, we have found many boys and men say, “Guys need some of that Rewrite Beautiful too.” Indeed there are 1 million boys and men in the USA currently suffering from eating disorders. In the past Rewrite Beautiful has done beta testing on a program called Rewrite Strong for boys. At this time we do Rewrite Beautiful school programs for girls AND boys up to the junior high age level. Post junior high we work primarily with girls and young women. The reason being that after junior high, teens become more self-conscious when the opposite sex is in the same room, and especially when discussing a hot topic like eating disorders. In order to give our program participants the most effective program possible we separate the sexes in order to remove any hesitation in asking questions and sharing personal experiences.

Rewrite Beautiful has spent many years developing an effective program-and we can only do so much. If you really care about creating an eating disorder prevention program for boys do some research, talk to some non-profit gurus and see if it’s your calling. We’d love to collaborate when you do. 

 

What is Street Art?

Street art is any art developed in public spaces — that is, “in the streets”. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheat pasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations. Typically, the term street art is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art.

Bottom line, you make art, put it outside and leave it there for others to be inspired by. You don’t have to be an ‘artist’ you just have to have something to say. Yes, it’s a little rebellious and revolutionary...Bingo! Just like us!

 

Does Rewrite Beautiful do graffiti?

Heck to the NO! We may be artsy, but we’re not crazy! Graffiti is against the law and besides we are much too busy preventing eating disorders and getting girls back into their communities. In other words, we have “No time for jail time.” So again, no. Rewrite Beautiful does not promote graffiti.

 

Where do the donations to Rewrite Beautiful go?

We are so glad you asked! All donations go toward allowing us to continue our work to prevent eating disorders through education. If you would like to help spread the Rewrite Beautiful message that beauty is an action and prevent eating disorders through education we would LOVE your donation! Please make donations through our DONATE page here: www.RewriteBeautiful.org/donate