Pay It Forward | RAW Beauty Talks

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Photoshop has long been a platform for enhancement, art, and creativity. Editing photos to our liking can be an expression of art, but has it been taken too far?

Several research studies have shown that photo editing the bodies and skin complexion of women in media (magazines, advertisements, websites etc.) has really detrimental effects on the confidence of young girls and women resulting in increased depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

Raw Beauty Talks Mission

The team over at RAW Beauty Talks advocates for transparency in media to promote and reach for “a reduction in the amount of extreme post-production editing done on the women and men on the covers and in the editorial of all magazines…”

The goal is to reduce the detrimental health effects caused by the so-called ideal beauty images portrayed by the media and empower young and old alike to feel comfortable in their own skin to “take on the world and live life to the fullest”.

One of the major ways RAW Beauty Talks is inspiring change is by using media itself as the venue to spread the word for the #LessIsMore petition.

Less Is More Petition

Less Is More Steps
Click on image to sign and participate!

I was immediately ignited by RAW Beauty’s words and I signed the petition myself:

The following is a video from Erin Treloar, one of the founders of RAW Beauty Talks:

RAW Beauty Talks has several other ways we can all empower others to realize their own raw and unique beauty and express it without limits:

1)Send a pic Raw Beauty Talks

2)

Nominate Someone Raw Beauty Talks
Click on image if you have a perfect candidate in mind

3)

More To Her Raw Beauty Talks
Renae is a founder, researcher, and facilitator in the RAW Beauty Talks team. Click on image to learn more.

RAW Beauty Talks also has a blog section where they discuss topics around beauty, wellness, confidence, self-love, and they also praise rising leaders of raw beauty.

One of my favorite posts was their most recent one:

Kate Winselt Says No Photo Retouching in Deal with L’Oreal

The title alone exudes true beauty and inspiration!

The team over at RAW Beauty Talks is doing tons of moving and commendable acts for human kind by increasing the belief in oneself and unveiling the beauty from within.

So for all that you do,

RAW Beauty Talks YOU ROCK!!

Keep igniting change towards a world that values compassion, integrity, and true raw beauty!

Show your support to RAW Beauty Talks via their social media platforms and check out their website.

*To my lovely and dear friend, Cari: Thank you for bringing my attention to RAW Beauty Talks and for saying that it reminded you of me 😀 You have no idea how much it warmed my heart to know that you view me as an inspiration of raw beauty for you are all that and more!

Much Love,

Nena

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77 Comments on Pay It Forward | RAW Beauty Talks

  1. When I was younger I was on stage a lot -until I turned 40. So I had to wear make up, although I was never one to feel I had to have it on when I left the house to go to the grocery store, etc. I remember reading about a woman whose husband had NEVER seen her without make up. She got up early to put her “face on” before he woke. She always wanted to look good so he would never stray. But if you think looks will keep your man you don’t have a relationship built on much. Nothing stops time. It is rare that I wear any make up now. What you see is what you get! Besides, I think cooking a good dinner for him works a lot better. He raves over my cooking!

    • Haha! Cooking is a way better way to keep a man around lol!
      But seriously, if you have to have makeup on to keep anyone around, you’re right, the relationship is not built on much.
      You’re a strong and confident woman to not let the pressures of being on stage with makeup on bring you down. It is that very pressure that has led to what the media projects in the first place.

      • So true. The media has this thing that only perfection is attractive. My mom sells Avon. I was looking through their cataloge. They sell a lot of make up etc. Every single photograph of a woman was photo shopped. They shade in bone structure adding collar bones that are weirdly placed and sometimes fingers are weird, too. I also hate to see young models who are way too young to even have lines being used for aging women. People age. So what? Not everyone feels the need to look 25 again. Bodies sag. Skin sag. Use realistic bodies. Don’t make people -at any age – feel there is something wrong with them because they don’t look like a photo shopped models who aren’t even allowed to look like themselves. I had a good run in the looks department for a long time. Not “beautiful” by industry standards but okay. But outside decays. Inside beauty grows. I look like my mother who is 82, 21 years my senior. I know exactly what I’m going to look like in 20 years. But if I have her youthful spirit and love of life I will be more than happy!

  2. When I was younger I was on stage a lot -until I turned 40. So I had to wear make up, although I was never one to feel I had to have it on when I left the house to go to the grocery store, etc. I remember reading about a woman whose husband had NEVER seen her without make up. She got up early to put her “face on” before he woke. She always wanted to look good so he would never stray. But if you think looks will keep your man you don’t have a relationship built on much. Nothing stops time. It is rare that I wear any make up now. What you see is what you get! Besides, I think cooking a good dinner for him works a lot better. He raves over my cooking!

    • Haha! Cooking is a way better way to keep a man around lol!
      But seriously, if you have to have makeup on to keep anyone around, you’re right, the relationship is not built on much.
      You’re a strong and confident woman to not let the pressures of being on stage with makeup on bring you down. It is that very pressure that has led to what the media projects in the first place.

      • So true. The media has this thing that only perfection is attractive. My mom sells Avon. I was looking through their cataloge. They sell a lot of make up etc. Every single photograph of a woman was photo shopped. They shade in bone structure adding collar bones that are weirdly placed and sometimes fingers are weird, too. I also hate to see young models who are way too young to even have lines being used for aging women. People age. So what? Not everyone feels the need to look 25 again. Bodies sag. Skin sag. Use realistic bodies. Don’t make people -at any age – feel there is something wrong with them because they don’t look like a photo shopped models who aren’t even allowed to look like themselves. I had a good run in the looks department for a long time. Not “beautiful” by industry standards but okay. But outside decays. Inside beauty grows. I look like my mother who is 82, 21 years my senior. I know exactly what I’m going to look like in 20 years. But if I have her youthful spirit and love of life I will be more than happy!

  3. Nice to see an organization looking to promote honest natural healthy looks than photo shopped forgeries. As we all know, true beauty begins within the person. The external appearance is only an enhancement.

  4. Nice to see an organization looking to promote honest natural healthy looks than photo shopped forgeries. As we all know, true beauty begins within the person. The external appearance is only an enhancement.

  5. I love that you are bringing much more awareness to the issue of editing body photos in the media industry. It is not sending the right message to the group of females and it contributes on how they view themselves. RAW Beauty should be supported by all as beauty does not based on appearances but on the heart. 🙂

  6. I love that you are bringing much more awareness to the issue of editing body photos in the media industry. It is not sending the right message to the group of females and it contributes on how they view themselves. RAW Beauty should be supported by all as beauty does not based on appearances but on the heart. 🙂

  7. Absolutely love this! I walk around with minimal mascara when I go out anyways, so this is not really a challenge for me 🙂 Going to sign up and take some pictures tomorrow for IG 🙂 Thank you for sharing this amazing petition!

  8. Absolutely love this! I walk around with minimal mascara when I go out anyways, so this is not really a challenge for me 🙂 Going to sign up and take some pictures tomorrow for IG 🙂 Thank you for sharing this amazing petition!

  9. Awww! Reading this article has put a great big smile on my face. Glad you enjoy their IG as much as I do! Love you TONS!

  10. Awww! Reading this article has put a great big smile on my face. Glad you enjoy their IG as much as I do! Love you TONS!

  11. I feel I have heard such discussions before but not heard about the RAW. Ah I get so many deja-vus as if these universes have been created over and over again with same events and same happenings.

    I don’t want to make sense. It just is like this!

    Love and light <3

    Anand 🙂

  12. Love this girl!! I am totally going to read up more on this! I love this stance!! I love the emphasis on true RAW beauty!! I think that is so important, especially in a world of being fake. True beauty comes from within!! Totally love this!!

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