So it’s to the point of my independent study to finish up the qualitative research and launch a large quantitative survey (watch for it on Monday!). I’ve read many articles, left my commentary on here and have been talking to a variety of people about trends in the fashion industry regarding body image as well as what people like you and I would want to see in magazines.
However, I’d love to hear your opinion on what beauty is! I feel like there’s a lot to listen to on this topic and while I’m having a small focus group this week, I hope we can open the discussion up on here.
There is a rule though so it’s fair. This will be a safe and non-judgmental space so whatever you believe in or feel, please don’t hesitate to comment. Disagreements and discussions are obviously welcome, but I don’t want to have anyone feel like they can not comment.
So let’s discuss:
1. What’s your definition of beauty?
2. Has there been a reason for that definition to evolve during your life?
3. What do you think the media can do to promote a healthy body? Or what would you like to see the media do?
and a fun little extra.. which picture, right or left, gets your attention? What do you like or not like about it?
I can’t wait to hear your ideas. Likewise, if for some reason you don’t want to comment, but want to talk about it, please e-mail me at sweetestthingdc (at) gmail (dot) com.