July 06, 2011

The Illusionists- Insecurity Sells

Tom and I spent the long weekend driving back and forth to our house on Pleasant Lake in NH to work on it. The kitchen  isn't installed yet or all the floors and baseboards, and there isn't any landscaping but we're getting there...

It wasn't our usual 4th of July weekend but it was really gratifying. We worked real hard, but the beauty of it was that when we got too hot or too grungey we could just jump off the dock into the lake and get rejuvenated. Plus it was fun having a picnic lunch each day with Mr. Fix-it- out on the back deck- on our only furniture, which are two white plaster buckets turned upside down. What is it about campy situations like this that I love so much? I honestly can't think of a better place to spend some time. Especially with a little chocolate in my nap sack.

I wish I had taken more pictures. Too busy being a task-master I'm afraid.

Anyway, today's post is about a documentary that is being made called The Illusionists. It is about the manipulation and exploitation of women’s insecurities about their bodies for profit. It's so great to see someone forwarding the conversation. I love how KICKSTARTER helps to get great projects like this the funding that they need. Thank you to Cynthia for sending this in.

Also my photos from The Revelation Project are done. They are not an illusion, no photo shopping of wrinkles and all the other untruthful editing that is thrown at us right and left, everywhere we go, all day long, week after week, year after year. No wonder we worry about measuring up. If you'd like to feel more secure about yourself, just as you are, The Revelation Project is a great place to start. They have nicknamed me The Reverend because for some odd reason when I showed up for the shoot it was in their contact information as my job title. No one knows why, but it stuck. It's kind of funny.

Enjoy these blissful days of summer, dear readers.
xo, Louise