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*DISCLAIMER: Some of the posts below are included on our website to highlight the fact that there's an all out war happening on the self esteems of young girls in our society. The filmmakers of "America the Beautiful" in no way condone most of what you'll read below, but we do feel it's important to expose some of the deleterious things that we face as a nation. Together we can make a difference and stop the constant assault on young girl's trying to find their identity. Feel free to comment on any of the posts. Have a beautiful day.

Was Gabourey Sidibe’s skin lightened in Elle?

From “Precious” actress Gabourey Sidibe is featured on the cover of Elle magazine’s 25th anniversary issue, and the image of the Oscar nominee is stirring controversy, as it appears that her skin is several shades lighter on the magazine than it is in many other un-retouched red-carpet photos. Elle says that what you see […]

September 16, 2010 | Read the story »

Drug Company Defends Diet Drug Despite Tumors in Lab Rats

From By Lisa Richwine ADELPHI, Maryland (Reuters) – Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc urged U.S. advisers on Thursday to back its proposed prescription weight-loss pill, arguing the medicine was safe for people despite tumors in lab rats. Winning the panel’s support would move the drug, lorcaserin, closer to the U.S. market. The medicine is crucial to […]

September 16, 2010 | Read the story »

15-Day Old Baby Rescued from Rubble in Haiti

From The infant survived for an entire week without food or water. -April Daniels Hussar In a true miracle, rescuers discovered a 15-day-old baby alive in the rubble of her home a full week after the earthquake in Haiti destroyed the house. Her mother, 22-year-old Michelene Joassaint, said she had put baby Elisabeth down […]

January 21, 2010 | Read the story »

Reese Witherspoon Says It’s Tough Being a Female

From The actress doesn’t enjoy the pressures placed on the female population.  -Carolyn French Cutie pie Reese Witherspoon finds it rather challenging to be a woman. Like, join the club, right? Reese feels somewhat boxed in by society’s view of how a female should act, and she knows that at the end of the […]

January 19, 2010 | Read the story »

** SCARY ** The Plastic Surgery iPhone App Is Here

From Honestly, I don’t know whether to be horrified by this new iPhone App, or run out and buy an iPhone just so I can use the App. What is it? Why, it’s the iSurgeon, “an innovative App … which combines personal image modification with high tech gaming features.” Huh? Basically, it does two […]

January 15, 2010 | Read the story »

Plus-size models are better role models? Fat chance!

From The NY Post “A-PLUS” ran the headline of a Post story the other day that cheered a fashion magazine’s decision to run pictures of overweight models. So. Hooray for fatties, right? Or maybe we are expected to praise the magazine’s path-breaking and revolutionary decision to be only the ten thousandth magazine to do a […]

January 14, 2010 | Read the story »


The other day I received an email from Mary Ellen, the Executive Director at Ophelia’s Place in upstate NY asking me if I’d model in her upcoming fashion show on February 7th. She calls the fashion show “A Radical Fashion Show to Benefit Ophelia’s Place.”  The show will be hosted by Joy Nash featuring models […]

January 14, 2010 | Read the story »

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