Beauty & Body Image

Only when you make things unnatural, do you have any chance of changing or intervening into the social process of advertisements. We must make what is invisible, visible, so we have a choice to make about how we want to participate in the world we inhabit.-Erving Goffman

AnyBody (Giving women a voice to challenge images of women.)

Body Positive

Campaign for Body Confidence (UK)

Campaign for Real Beauty (Dove’s campaign, including a short video illustrating how the “ideal” image is created.)

Endangered Bodies

Healthy Body Image: Teaching Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies Too! (A comprehensive holistic guide and curriculum for upper elementary age children.)

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture.)

The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private. Bordo, Susan. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000.

Miss Representation (film)

Media Awareness Network

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Real Women Project

Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture.)

Stop the Beauty Madness

Thick Dumpling Skin (A community for Asian Americans to discuss body image.)

True Body Project (A journal and film created by teenage girls.)

Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. Bordo, Susan. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.

Unwanted Hair and Hirsutism: A Book for Women. Amoroso, Alison. Lexington, KY: Your Health Press, 2010.

Photoshopping and Retouching Sites & Information

Dove Campaign for Real Beauty

Frank W. Baker