Hollywood NOW, the local Chapter of the 42-year-old national organization working to bring women and men into full equality, celebrates Love Your Body Day 2008. The Chapter seeks to turnaround the negative body image and stereotype created by Hollywood and the media to promote a healthy body image for women & girls. The pinnacle of the festivities – the “Real Women” Fashion Show – will begin at 3 pm. Models of all shapes and sizes will be flaunting the styles of various plus-size designers and retailers. Love Your Body Day is open to all ages, and will be hosted by Kim Coles
LOVE YOUR BODY DAY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
When: Sunday, October 12, 12:00-4:00 pm
Where: West Hollywood Park Auditorium 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. FREE for ALL AGES
Love Your Body Chairperson Chenese Lewis, herself a former Miss Plus America, has dedicated her efforts on the local and national level to advocating a healthy body image for women, and celebrating women of all shapes & sizes. To learn more about her work with Hollywood NOWʼs Love Your Body campaign, go to www.LoveYourBodyDay.com.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. In its first two years, the Hollywood Chapter of NOW has brought a new face to feminism and tackled contemporary issues facing all women, including healthy body image, safety, and peace. “Thereʼs a lot of confusion surrounding the idea of feminism today,” says Chapter President, 26-year-old Lindsey Horvath. “Hollywood NOW works to identify and address the concerns relevant to women today. Cheneseʼs leadership for Love Your Body Day is just one way we show how feminist activism brings women together to create the world we all envision for ourselves, the world we know is possible for women.”