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Being an actor means a lot of things: adhering to a gypsy lifestyle, a lot of wonderful creative connections, creating work with different people, just to name a few. It also requires a lot of discipline, resilience, and time. Being a professional actor also means there is a lot of pressure and a lot of emphasis placed on how you look. Body image is a skewed topic in this professional field, and like it or not it directly effects your job.
I knew when I was young I wanted to be a performer because I love…Read more
We will kick off our Colorado programs with Camp Realize Your Beauty, July 17-22nd 2016, Granby, CO.
Thank you to all of our supporters for helping make this expansion possible. Check back often for updates and more special announcements!
(image design from Printable Quirks)
Want to donate to Realize Your Beauty, and at the same time purchase beautiful and inspiring jewelry??
We are thrilled to announce our new fundraising page on Bravelets! These bracelets & jewelry, with the inscription "Be Brave", are a great way to motivate yourself or a loved one with a positive message of encouragement.
Bravelets will donate $10 of every bracelet purchased from our Brave Page to Realize Your Beauty! What a beautiful way to support our programming!!
You can browse their lovely selection of…
Thank you so much to everyone who has already given. Your donations keep our programs going, and we absolutely depend on them. Together, let's build a world where children grow up learning to love themselves & others, and learn to treat each other with kindness & respect.
Follow link to be directed to our fundraising page: RYB Fundraiser
Thank you so much for your consideration & continued support.
In gratitude, Stacey
Founder &… Read more
For people struggling with disordered eating, the holidays can be an especially triggering time: questions like…Read more
Realize Your Beauty is thrilled to be taking part in this important discussion!
Twitter chat focused on:
- Common Holiday Triggers
- Avoiding Body Bashing
- and Support Resources
Hosted by Proud2BmeUS.
With: National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), Ravishly, Scholastic Choices Mag & Adios Barbie
Join in on the conversation: 11/19, 3-4pm EST!
(graphic courtesy of Proud2BeMe)
The petition has gone viral and has been featured in such magazines as…Read more
If you have any…Read more
RYB Resident Playwright & Board Member, Catherine Weingarten, is working with Endangered Bodies NYC to help make this change. Please take a moment to read the petition & sign: Change.org Petition
"Fat is not a feeling. Fat is a natural part of our bodies, no matter their weight. And all bodies deserve to be respected and cared for.
Facebook is the most popular…Read more
It is now officially 2015 and as usual, there are a ton of ads targeting people’s resolutions/hopes for the new year. It is always energizing to have goals and things you are working towards, but too many young women are pressured to make 2015 their healthiest year yet/lose a certain amount of pounds. It seems that every sexy teen magazine has an article talking about the newest workouts to get washboard Twilight abs this year or what yogurt will make you look like a shy…Read more
Thank you to Glamour Magazine for featuring this important article, and thank you to Ms. Mamet for being brave enough to share your story. In Ms. Mamet's own words, "To battle this all-too-common beast, we've got to start talking."
Please take a moment to read and share the article here.
"The first… Read more
How can you teach and encourage the students in your life to keep pushing forward?
Watch the video here:
This year, we have a very special song to share. The song is called 'House of Mirrors' and was written and performed especially for Realize Your Beauty by Singer/Songwriter Gretchen Witt. This song reflects the feelings and experiences of many women, young and old, caught in the conflicting demands of today's complex world. The link to the free download is…Read more
We're so excited to announce this year's Realize Your Beauty Day! Activities are being planned all over the country to celebrate this special day.
RYB Day is a day to celebrate what makes you uniquely beautiful. You can participate as an individual or as a group. So get your Students, Girl Scout Troops, Sports Teams, Community Groups and friends together and start planning!
To sign up to participate, and for details and activity list, click on our special RYB Webpage!
Kellie Amend (Board President)
Catherine Weingarten (Board Secretary)
Tracy Jennissen (Board Member)
To read their bios, click here.
The event details are as follows:
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The campaign features a PSA and a series of images that encourage children to look at the beauty of their character, skills and attributes- not physical appearance.
You can find more…Read more
Event Information: Sunday, June 2, 2013. 11am-5pm, Randall’s Island. For more information or to sign up to participate, please visit: www.girlscoutsnyc.org/events/100-100th-anniversary-bridge-crossing
From the NEDAW website: “NEDAwareness Week is the largest education and outreach effort on eating disorders in the United States, taking place February 24-March 2, 2013. The aim of NEDAwareness Week is to increase…Read more