Girl Model Film Screening
|Girl model strips away the façade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13-year-old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth — and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity.
This Health Matters program was screened on Wednesday October 10th, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly Salt Lake Art Center).
- Vikki Carrel Vikki Carrel &Company
Vikki is a national speaker, president of Vikki Carrel and Company, the creator of The Empowerment Project, author of Switching Lanesand co-author of the bookChloe’s Closet. As a co-founder of Two Balance, Inc. and Mother Daughter America she has empowered teens and adults for over two decades.
Through The Empowerment Project, Vikki continues to draw from her impressive 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, working in non-profit leadership, education and as a fashion show producer to enlighten audiences about work/life balance, personal empowerment, self-advocacy, mastering lifestyle change, increasing personal productivity and obtaining a healthy body image.
- Alana Kindness, Executive Director Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Alana Kindness is the Executive Director of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA), a non-profit agency that provides resources, training, and technical support to individuals and agencies involved in sexual violence prevention and response. She received her Master of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Utah in 2007, and is an adjunct instructor at Westminster College where she teaches Health Communication and Violence Against Women in a Public Health Framework.
In her role at UCASA, Ms. Kindness has had the opportunity to work with advocates, educators, policy makers, researchers, and survivors on improving the capacity of Utah communities to better support those impacted by sexual violence, to identify and confront the conditions that encourage sexually aggressive attitudes and behaviors, and to increase offender identification and accountability. more »
- Lekie Kite Beauty Redefined Foundation
Lindsay and Lexie Kite, 26-year-old identical twin sisters and doctoral candidates in Communication at the University of Utah, founded Beauty Redefined in 2009 based on their master’s and Ph.D. research. They have a passion for helping women recognize and reject harmful messages about their bodies and what beauty means and looks like. They strive to continue the discussion about body image, women’s potential and media influence through their website, social media, nationwide speaking engagements and media appearances. Lindsay and Lexie have been featured on Al Jazeera English TV, the Huffington Post, iVillage, KSL’s Studio 5, Fox13 News, KUTV2 News, the Deseret News, the Salt Lake Tribune, and many more.
- Erin Olson Echo Models
Model Scout, with a resume that includes work as a model, scout, agency owner, fashion writer and stylist all over the world, Erin is a working mom in one of the largest Mormon communities in the country, Salt Lake City, Utah. With her web-savvy techniques for finding girls through social media outlets and online open calls, she is on the cutting edge of the modeling industry and is sure to find the next Kate Moss or Gisele Bundchen. Currently working with Trudi Tapscott Model Management, Erin has discovered up-and-coming models such as Hannah Sobisky, Wyatt Grossenbach, Brenna Deyong, Erin Perry.
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