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STRAIGHT/CURVE: Redefining Body Image

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Kellen Auditorium 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

STRAIGHT/CURVE: Redefining Body Image

Monday, November 6th, 2017
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Kellen Auditorium

Ninety percent of women and young girls say they do not feel represented in the fashion industry or in media, and that the imagery they consume on a daily basis makes them feel “disgusting” and “less than”.

The exciting new documentary Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image examine the industries and obstacles responsible for this body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age.

At a time when our brain processes images 60,000 times faster than words Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image sets out to change the imagery we are seeing and to bolster a movement that is redefining society’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty to impact society at large.

Join us for a special screening event Monday, November 6th at 7:00PM in Kellen Auditorium.

Anastasia Garcia, featured photographer, will be present after the screening for a Question and Answer session.

Then, we will stream into a live Q&A from Fordham University at 8:45pm and chat with the filmmaker and an exceptional panel of body image experts.

Model and Activist Philomena Kwao
Project Runway star Liris Crosse
National Eating Disorders Association CEO Claire Mysko
Film Director Jenny McQuaile
National Association for Media Literacy Education’s Executive Director Michelle Ciulla Lipkin.

Send in your questions to the panel LIVE via Twitter @StraightCurveNY.
Follow the conversation using #askstraightcurve.


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Film and Media Screenings


Students, Faculty, Staff


Humanity, Society, Social Justice


Parsons School of Design, School of Art and Design History and Theory



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