Newport Beach Film Festival

Jennifer is BEAUTIFUL!

 Partnering with the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival has been pretty friggin’ awesome. Not only have I had the opportunity to see some amazing films based around women’s issues, but I have also had the opportunity to learn more about the film makers behind the films. All are passionate, bold and courageous women, one particular that I find extraordinarily beautiful is Jennifer Sieble Newsom; the writer and director of Miss Representation.

 Miss Representation is a documentary about why there are so few women in political and business leadership positions and the role our media plays in contributing to this. The role is dramatic, the impact is huge with the domino effect of eating disorders, rapes, violence and the absence of women in leadership roles. The film is put together with statistics, first hand accounts from women and a solution is presented. Amen for a solution!

The thing I love about Jennifer and Miss Representation is how Jennifer opens the film up by authentically speaking as one woman who is afraid to introduce her daughter to this place we call our world. I love that Jennifer is a former actress who was appalled at the demeaning roles she was offered to play. Instead of just sucking it up and taking the roles, she checked in with herself and realized, “There is something wrong with the way women are being portrayed here. What can I do to change this? ” I love that Jennifer is using the love for her child, her passion for cinema and the connections of being married to Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom to help bring the topic of how women are portrayed in the media to main stream theatres. Jennifer exudes exactly what we believe makes a woman beautiful; a woman who uses the gifts and talents she was given and tries to make the world a healthier, safer place for others.  Jennifer thank you for being BEAUTIFUL!

Keepin’ it Beautiful,

Irvina

P.S. Follow Miss Representation on Facebook here and find the next film festival it will be showing at near you!

Posted: May 6, 2011

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Miriam is BEAUTIFUL!

Dude! There are so many beautiful girls walking the earth right now! I could sit here all day long and blog about the beautiful actions women are doing day in and day out to Rewrite Beautiful! However, this girl would like to get some California sunshine into her system sometime today, alas we’re sticking with one chica bonita and that one girl is the classy, sassy, mover and shaker… Miriam!

 First of all she’s got the KIND thing down pat.  I have known Miriam for about 5 years now. She’s a social-lite and a party girl to boot and that could be a little intimidating if she wasn’t so warm and friendly. I was welcomed into Miriam’s close group of friends by a guy I was dating. I could easily have felt like an outsider among this bunch, but Miriam never misses a beat when someone new comes on the scene she’s there to treat every new person as if they have been her best friend since birth. A beautiful quality that is not easy to come by!

 On top of that this smart and sassy lady is quite the CREATIVE connector! She has organized to bring Rewrite Beautiful on to connect with the Newport Beach Film Festival this year as a partner charity! Rewrite Beautiful will be speaking before the beginning of the three films at the festival thanks to Miriam.

 Miriam is also STRONG. She is not only a hard worker and an awesome friend, but she also cares about her community and volunteers with the Newport Beach Film Festival, Rewrite Beautiful and other local non-profits. Miriam is a beauty to be reckoned with! Thank you for BEING beautiful Miriam!

Keepin’ it beautiful! 

Irvina

Posted: Apr 22, 2011

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