Thursday, March 1, 2018
Location: New York, NY
Venue: Trevor Day School, Sally A Rocker Theater
Cost: $10 general admission
Note: This is a past event
Please join Dr. Judith Brisman for a screening of Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image, a documentary about body image and the industry leaders challenging society’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion between Dr. Brisman, Straight/Curve director Jenny McQuaile, supermodel Emme, model Jennie Runk, and Project HEAL Director of Volunteer Services Ali Hougnou.
Ninety percent of women and young girls say they do not feel represented in the fashion industry or in media, and that the imagery they consume on a daily basis makes them feel “disgusting” and “less than”. The exciting new documentary Straight/Curve examines the industries and obstacles responsible for this body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age. At a time when our brain processes images 60,000 times faster than words Straight/Curve sets out to change the imagery we are seeing and to bolster a movement that is redefining society’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty to impact society at large.
Location: Trevor Day School, 312 East 95th Street
Timetable: 6:30pm: Doors open | 7:00pm: Screening | 8:30pm: Panel discussion