Art, in its higher essence, moves to evoke change. We see it all around us. In great literature, stage, film, music, photographs, paintings…. and now the World Wide Web. I find it fascinating that someone, a single human, can sit behind a computer or camera (data later to be uploaded onto the computer), and generate through sincerity the belief in the ability to bring about change for a better world, and by doing so touching and influencing those around them.
Alexis Jones, of “I Am That Girl” is such a person as I have described. Her spirit is magnetic. Her passion is undeniable. And she hungers for change. That is what someone who is of an artist mentality truly exhibits… ‘hunger’… and compassion. She is striving to make this world see women not simply how the media portrays them. The issue of body image plagues our world, and girls are made to fight to maintain an image given to them by a society who’d rather see them in cookie cutter form, then happy healthy individuals. If only our girls could learn their true value and worth, then undeniably we wouldn’t have the eating disorders that we have. Our girls need to be made to feel they have everything to offer this world, cause they do. They just need to hear it from us, see it in action, and then they’ll believe in it. The skies the limit.
I highly recommend browsing the “I am that Girl” website, and Facebook page. Feel the camaraderie, feel the passion….. And most of all, be that girl and that voice who inspires others to see what they themselves do not. -D