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UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Wednesday, May 8: We will be guests on ABC 4′s “Daily Dish” at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, and will be featured in various interviews several times throughout this week for the Utah ABC affiliate’s week-long in-depth series on “Toxic Perfectionism.”
Tuesday, June 18: We will be speaking at the Lindon Stake Girls Camp at the Aspen Lake Camps at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 21: We will be speaking to the women of the Spring Creek Utah Stake at 7 p.m.
(We sincerely thank you for your patience in pushing back speaking dates while we’ve been finishing up our PhDs this spring! Several speaking engagements for various groups are in the planning stages through summer and fall 2013, so please contact us as soon as possible to inquire about a specific date at email@example.com. Thanks!)
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
April 20: We were emcees and keynote speakers at the “Healthy MEdia: What Makes You Beautiful” Girl Scouts Summit in St. George, Utah. It was a fantastic event and we are grateful for the wonderful girls, leaders and community members who attended!
Feb. 23: We spoke in our hometown, Idaho Falls, Idaho, for the Idaho Falls East Stake Relief Society and Young Women. We are so grateful for the HUGE crowd that braved a blizzard to see our presentation and support us! It was amazing!
Jan. 17: We offered our one-hour presentation three times throughout the day for the Bear River School District: for BRHS, BRMS and the district’s parent’s night. Thank you to all who attended and spoke with us afterward!
Dec. 16: We spoke with KSL reporter Nkoyo Iyamba for the Utah NBC affiliate’s “Sunday Edition” and “Cultural Connections.” The initial conversation aired twice on KSL 5 and can be viewed here (segment 2).
Nov. 27: Lexie spoke at the launch of Rachel K. Larsen’s new book, Dear Girls: A Mother’s Message About True Beauty. It was a great event!
Nov. 10: We spoke at the University of Wyoming for the Good Mule program, which works to promote social justice, diversity, and sustainability issues to the U of W student body. We spoke on the Accidental Activist Panel about our work with Beauty Redefined. We had a fantastic time speaking and mingling with some very impressive scholars and activists. Thank you to the U of Wyo for hosting us!
Nov. 8: Lindsay spoke about “Healthy Redefined” at the Utah Dept. of Health’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program Conference in Sandy, Utah. We’re grateful for the opportunity to speak to a powerful audience of nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other diabetes educators!
Oct. 26: We spoke to almost all of the school nurses in Utah at the Utah School Nurse Association’s annual conference in Provo. What a great opportunity to speak to a powerful group on the front lines in schools!
Oct. 10: Lexie spoke on a panel following a free screening of the new film “Girl Model,” hosted by University of Utah’s KUED, at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly Salt Lake Art Center) at 7 p.m. “Girl Model” is being screened nationwide, including being shown on PBS. We are proud to have been consulted by the film’s director, Ashley Sabin, on how to handle questions about body image and strategies to redefine beauty in response to the film!
Sept. 19: We hosted our first public presentation in Salt Lake City to debut as an official non-profit, the Beauty Redefined Foundation! With about 400 people in attendance at Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City, it was a huge success! Thank you sincerely to all of you who attended, showed support, purchased sticky notes and posters and donated to our cause! It was wonderful to meet so many of you!
Sept. 29: We were the keynote speakers at the Girl Scouts of Utah Healthy Media Summit, themed “What Makes You Beautiful,” on the University of Utah Campus. We absolutely loved speaking to such an enthusiastic audience! Thanks for letting us be honorary Girl Scouts for the day! We look forward to many more collaborations with such a fantastic organization.
Aug. 11: We spoke at YSA Fest at the Taylorsville LDS Institute. Thank you to the enthusiastic audience who attended and spoke to us afterward!
July 12: Lexie was live on air with Rod Arquette on 105.7 KNRS Talk Radio (the No. 2 radio station in Utah) about the teens petitioning against Seventeen and Teen Vogue to cut back on Photoshopping.
May 26: We were live on-air guets with host Robin Shea of the fantasic TV/radio show “Southern Fried Fitness”, along with co-guest and journalist Virginia Sole Smith. We loved talking to Robin about fitspiration and all things body image! Hear the full interview here.
June 28: Lindsay spoke to a wonderful group of Young Women and their leaders from West Point, Utah, at their annual Girls’ Camp in Morgan, Utah. We love opportunities to offer our academically based presentation in spiritual settings. The combination of secular and spiritual truth is powerful!
June 27: Lexie spoke to the residents of House of Hope, a non-profit substance abuse treatment center in Salt Lake City. We’re so impressed with the caring and dedicated specialists from the center who care so much about the mental and physical health of their residents and reached out to us!
May 20: Lindsay was the guest on the Vancouver radio show, “The F Word,” by The F Word Media Collective, talking about Beauty Redefined, ”fitspiration” and how to discern whether an image/message is healthy inspiration or ”thinspo in a sports bra.” Thanks to show host Ellie Goulding for an excellent interview! You can listen to it here.
April 10: We were the keynote speakers at the 2012 Utah Public Health Association Conference in Salt Lake City. We were thrilled to speak to such an impressive audience of health practicioners, educators and professionals!
April 2: Lindsay had the opportunity to speak to Rod Arquette on 105.7 KNRS Talk Radio (the No. 2 radio station in Utah) about the mom in Vogue who was “fighting the obesity epidemic” in her own home in very misguided ways. very topic on Monday, April 2. You can listen to on-air interview at this link.
March 20: As part of the University of Utah’s Women’s Week 2012, we were asked to speak on a panel following a screening of the fantastic documentary “Miss Representation.” We are grateful for the passionate women who shared their views and help share the messages of this film and Beauty Redefined!
Due to the overwhelming number of requests we’ve received to speak in recent months and our approaching PhD exams, we are forced to dramatically cut back our speaking schedule through June 2012. Thank you sincerely for your continued support!
February 25: We presented the spiritual version of our presentation for the Stake Relief Society Conference of a Sandy, Utah LDS Stake at 9636 S. 1700 East. The Young Women of the stake were also invited. Thank you sincerely to the 300+ of you who attended this fantastic event!
February 24: As part of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department’s “Honor Your Body” program in February, we offered our presentation to all county employees and guests. We were excited to be part of this influential program that focuses on loving ourselves, taking care of ourselves, and being healthy not just on a physical level – but on a mental, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional level as well. Thank you to the powerful group who attended and spoke to us afterward!
February 4: The U of U School of Medicine hosted a free screening of the hit Sundance film “Miss Representation” in Orson Spencer Hall (U of U Campus). They asked us to join a panel discussion following the screening to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience. This impressive documentary is right in line with the work of Beauty Redefined, and we were happy to supplement its powerful messages with ways we all can join the fight to improve the status of girls and women!
February 2-3: We were excited to travel to Detroit, Michigan, to speak to middle school and high school-age girls and their parents in a community-wide event sponsored by the Youth Federation of Temple Israel (the largest congregation of Reform Jews in the country)! This event fantastic event included our spiritual and academic presentation combined with a Jewish component, and we were excited to present our work to this influential group!
January 25: We presented the spiritually oriented version of our presentation to a group of LDS wards of Young Women and Relief Societies in Bountiful, Utah, hosted by the Mueller Park 10th Ward. Thank you to all the beautiful girls and women who attended and were so kind afterward!
January 15: We presented our spiritually oriented visual presentation for five LDS Young Single Adult wards in Salt Lake City (hosted by the Pioneer YSA Stake) and were so excited to see a packed chapel and overflow! Thank you so much to everyone who attended and spoke to us afterward. What an amazing audience!
December 21: Lexie was asked to be a live on-air guest for KPCW Radio’s “This Mountain Life” show, broadcasting from Park City, Utah, speaking about our work to redefine beauty for girls and women everywhere. Thanks to fantastic co-hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Isaak Wilson! Listen here, starting at the 31:30 mark, for her interview.
December 12: We offered our presentation for the full 2,000-member student body of Herriman High School in Herriman, Utah. We thank the administration for the opportunity to speak to such a great audience of teenagers who have the power to make crucial decisions for their own lives and have powerful influence on those around them!
November 18: We both presented individual papers at the NCA 2011 Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (National Communication Association). Lexie’s work on Victoria’s Secret and self-objectification and Lindsay’s work on distorted health ideals and the BMI were both accepted to separate divisions, and Lexie was awarded Top Paper in the Women’s Studies Division!
November 8: Lindsay was a guest on Rod Arquette’s popular radio talk show, KNRS 105.7 FM, broadcasting from Salt Lake City, speaking about the growing rates of sexual harrassment among teenagers at school. Thanks to the fantastic Rod Arquette for inviting Lindsay on the show and providing a forum for such a crucial discussion! Listen here for the interview.
October 23: We did a live online interview with Hollaback! Philly, an amazing global anti-street harrassment and abuse organization through their website. The interview is part of a collaboration with Spark Summit, Hollaback! and Beauty Redefined to sponsor a “Taking Back Halloween” body-positive Halloween costume contest! See the interview HERE.
October 23: We spoke to the Young Men and Young Women of inner-city Salt Lake. Thanks to all of those who attended and were so kind afterward!
September 19: We offered our one-hour visual presentation to the U of U Medical School’s American Medical Women’s Association at a lunchtime event. We are so grateful for the opportunity to speak to such a powerful and influential group of medical professionals!
September 25: We offered the spiritual version of our presentation to a group of Young Women and Relief Societies in Highland, Utah. Thank you to all of you who spoke to us afterward and were so kind!
September 29: Generously sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health and coordinated by BYU master’s in public health student Allison Anderson, we offered our presentation on BYU’s campus at 7 p.m. to kick off their “Recapturing Beauty” program for 2011. We spoke to a full auditorium and loved meeting so many of you!
August 6: We presented at the 2011 YSA Summit in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah LDS Institute. Thousands of young single adults from the region attend this huge event each year, and we loved speaking to a packed room of about 250 people during the popular workshop session! Thank you so much for all those who attended and spoke to us afterward!
July 14: We offered our visual presentation to the amazing young women from the New Haven Residential Treatment Center and their families during their Family Weekend in Spanish Fork, Utah. It was wonderful to answer questions from such eloquent girls and their supportive families!
June 20, 2011: For the first night of Stake Girls Camp for the Tooele Stake Young Women, we offered the religious version of our presentation at the Heber Valley Camp. Their camp theme, “Your Happily Ever After,” is an uplifting message that ties in beautifully with our work. The beautiful campers and their leaders were a fantastic audience!
May 15, 2011: We offered the religious version of our presentation for an LDS church stake in Sandy for all the Young Women and their mothers. The presentation was a kickoff fireside before Stake Girls Camp. They were a wonderful audience and we hope girls camp is the best ever!
May 13, 2011: We offered our one-hour visual presentation at the New Haven Residential Treatment Center at their amazing location in Spanish Fork, Utah. Thank you so much to the wonderful girls and the staff who attended!
March 27, 2011: We presented the spiritually oriented version of our presentation for a group about 400 LDS young single adult women from the BYU 9th Stake in Provo, Utah. Thank you to all of you who attended and spoke to us afterward!
March 4, 2011: We offered a condensed version of our presentation to a group of high school classes of at Mount Vernon Academy in Murray, Utah, about media literacy and recognizing and rejecting harmful media messages.
Feb. 14, 2011: Our Beauty Redefined posters and fliers were on display at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, for their parent teacher conference event. Students who stopped by and found out about our project got the U removed from their citizenship grade! Good incentive!
Feb. 4, 2011: We offered our full one-hour presentation to the student body of Paradigm High School in South Jordan, Utah. Thanks for being an enthusiastic and wonderful audience!
Nov. 3, 2010: We represented Beauty Redefined with a display at the Lighted Candle Society’s annual awards banquet, where we were able to talk and network with hundreds of people working to fight the harmful influence of pornography on an individual, community, state and federal level.
Sept. 28, 2010: We offered our one-hour presentation at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, hosted by the Weber State Women’s Center. Thanks to those of you who attended and spoke with us afterward! Thanks also to the university newspaper, The Signpost, for publishing a great story about our work.
We will be taking a break in our presentation schedule to pursue opportunities for publishing a book on our work, as well as other means for spreading our message, including an in-depth article in LDSLiving Magazine that will be published in Jan. 2011 and an upcoming DVD for youth. Any upcoming speaking engagements will be posted here in the future!
June 9, 2010: We presented the religiously oriented version of our presentation for two wards of Relief Societies and Young Women’s groups in Highland, Utah. Thank you so much to all of you who attended and provided excellent feedback!
June 1, 2010: We presented the religiously oriented version of our presentation for a Highland Stake Girls Camp at the beautiful Heber Valley Camp, themed “Brighten Your Light.”
May 23, 2010: We presented a fireside for both genders based on the religiously oriented version of our presentation at the University of Utah Institute of Religion, hosted by the University 31st Ward, the 35th Ward and the Willow Creek 8th Ward. We had a fantastic turnout, so thanks to everyone who was able to make it in the terrible weather!
April 28, 2010: We offered the religiously oriented version of our presentation in Logan, Utah at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 650 N. 1200 East at 7 p.m. Thanks to Mary Ann Hammon, who coordinated the event, and to all the girls who participated!
April 15, 2010: We presented on a panel of experts at the 2010 Broadcasting Educators Association conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, regarding our research on children and media. We got wonderful feedback and encouragement from the other presenters and audience!
March 31, 2010: We presented an overview of our one-hour visual presentation at the 2010 Graduate Research Symposium at Utah State University, one of the largest academic symposiums in the nation. We were awarded 2nd place in the Sociology & Communication Division.
March 16, 2010: We presented our one-hour visual presentation to all of the female students and staff of the Salt Lake Center for Science Education (grades 6-9). Thanks to all the girls who attended!
*Due to serious time restrictions, we limit our engagements to large groups and we do charge a fee for our time, which is often negotiable. We present to both secular and religious groups and tailor our one-hour presentation for each group we speak to. For more information, please contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.