Category Archive for: ‘ALL BLOG POSTS’

  • Curvy is the New Skinny, Thanks to Photoshop Phoniness


    The latest trend in image alteration might surprise a few people who are familiar with the power and pervasiveness of the thin ideal. Known as “reverse retouching,” this new trend has editors now adding curves and inches in specific areas of women’s bodies to create …

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  • Attention Utah: Come See Us in Action!


      After nearly four years of speaking engagements hosted by schools, churches and organizations across the country, we are excited to finally host our own fundraising and speaking event right here on our home turf in Salt Lake City! Whether you’ve attended one of our presentations …

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  • Get Injections or Get Lost: Media’s Options for Women of a Certain Age


      If you lived in a high-tech cave and everything you knew about humans came from mainstream media, you’d be shocked to find out a couple facts: 1) Female humans do not die or crawl into their own caves to disappear at age 40. 2) …

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    Photoshop Phoniness: Hall of Shame


      Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation, blah blah blah. Everyone talks about the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology, but do we really understand how serious this issue is? Like exactly HOW MUCH these photos are manipulated …

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  • No Prince Charming Can Conquer Your Body Image Battle


      When it comes to how you feel about your body, you’re not a damsel in distress. Yes, you might be a damsel and your body image might be in distress, but no dashing prince can rescue you from this one. No matter how strong …

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    Are YOU Beauty Redefined?


      So are you? That depends. Are you beautiful? Yep, more than you know. Do you see the need for society’s ideas of “beauty” to be redefined? I sure hope so. If you can answer yes to both these questions — or if you even …

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    TV Boosts Self-Esteem!…If you’re white and male.


      Brand new research shows TV has a direct negative influence on girls’ and black boys’ self-esteem and a positive effect on white boys’. While we applaud media that promotes positive self-image for any group, we’re not so pumped (and not so shocked) about the …

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    Why “Fitspiration” Isn’t so Inspirational


      If you are on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter, you have seen fitness inspiration images just in time for “the holidays” or “bikini season” or your “big day” to motivate you to “get fit” – we call them “fitspiration.” They are almost always images of …

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    Vogue Mom Shows Us How NOT to Fight Childhood Obesity


      The teaser on the cover for what’s being called the “worst Vogue article of all time” is unbelievably misleading: “A Mom Fights Childhood Obesity at Home.” The truth is, if the article’s author, Dara-Lynn Weiss, mother of 7-year-old Bea, was genuinely trying to “fight …

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    How We Got Here: Lindsay and Lexie’s Story


      Author’s Note: Though this was written by Lindsay, my identical twin and co-founder of Beauty Redefined, Lexie, wholeheartedly says “ditto” to this story and sees no sense in writing a duplicate one to bore you all. So this is OUR story! Lexie (L) and Lindsay (R) with the beautiful coordinators …

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    Healthy Redefined Part 2: Forget About Fat and Get Fit!


      Read Part 1 of this “Healthy  Redefined” Series HERE! In a world where health successes and failures are too often measured entirely by weight loss or weight gain, we have to seriously reconsider this idea. Fitness researchers prove it: “There is a need to increase knowledge …

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    Healthy Redefined Part 1: Measuring the Obesity Crisis


      From unfortunate fat-shaming in Georgia’s “Strong4Life” campaign put on by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to kids being graded on their weight in public schools across the country via their BMI score on their report cards, we see well-meaning people using harmful and ineffective strategies …

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    Sex Appeal and Thin Ideals: Are Men to Blame?


    We know body hatred, self-objectification, disordered eating and cosmetic surgery are at all-time highs. So who is to blame for all the serious body image issues so rampant among girls and women today? Money? Media? Sexism? Psychological factors? While it’s likely a complicated combination of …

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    Running from Self-Objectification


    At Beauty Redefined, we know there is a war being waged against females from all sides. We’re not being overly dramatic when we tell you this – it is at the heart of why we do what we do. We know how capable and powerful …

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    ESPN’s “Hot or Not” is Soooo Not Hot.


    (For an exciting update as of 1/16/2013, be sure to read to the end of this post!) Every week, Utah-based sports radio station ESPN 700 takes a break from sports commentary to host a forum for objectifying, degrading, insulting and marginalizing women called “Hot or …

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