Inspiring Website of the Weekend: HealthyIsTheNewSkinny
I realize this is an incredibly late post, but I have been away all weekend escorting my mother to her 40th high school reunion in rural PA (fabulous!) and did not have readily available internet access.I am going to post more on this tomorrow also, but I really wanted to take a moment to mention this brilliant new website: HealthyIsTheNewSkinny. HNS features natural models, videos, and their own blog, and here is their mission:
Healthy is the New Skinny is a multi-platform movement to bring a message of health, joy, and responsibility to the beauty and the fashion industries.
Through bold and creative initiatives, HNS works with media, corporate, and modeling partners to create lasting change.
The Perfectly Unperfected Project is the non-profit outreach arm of Healthy is the New Skinny.
Founded by Katie Halchishick and Dr. Hugo Schwyzer, PUP brings a powerful, interactive multi-media presentation about health, self-esteem, and transformation to schools, universities, and general audiences.
HNS isn’t just a company, it’s a lifestyle.
Healthy Is the New Skinny is a place for girls and women to join together and celebrate true beauty. We don’t believe in just telling ourselves to “Love our bodies and Love who we are.” We believe in living out our commitment to love and to health and to beauty. We are dedicated to exposing girls to role models who are thinking big and making their dreams happen – all while living a healthy lifestyle. We are bringing a more fit and joyful look to fashion and working with models who want to be role models. The #1 wish for teenage girls is to be thinner: we’re showing them they deserve to wish for so much more.
Fantastic, right?! I absolutely adore what they are promoting–a commitment to healthy body image and media presence for those who embody this, so that beauty of all types can be promoted and accessible. Working to create a “different vision of what is beautiful” (than what the media tries to force down our throats every single day)= Cause for celebration no doubt, and ultra-inspirational!
Also a perfect way to start off our “body image” week…here we go!
(Image courtesy of PostSecret, one of my all-time favs)