Film Club: Miss Representation

Miss Representation has its TV premiere tonight (10/20) on OWN at 9 p.m. ET.  Join other members in talking about this film, which looks at how girls and women are represented in the media. Learn more and watch the trailer here.

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So who watched Miss Representation? I have to say that I was first very struck by the fact that the filmmaker, Jen Siebel Newsom, was so open about the fact that she had suffered from an eating disorder and that was a key part of her motivation for making the film. I know in my experience that my own awareness of the ridiculous cultural pressures around weight and beauty--and my anger about those pressures--was central to my recovery. Newsom found a way to turn her experience into a film that educates, but also sparks awareness (and hopefully activism!) in others. I love that. Also, how cool was Devashi? Check out her "Represent Us" video on YouTube.

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