Category: Press Coverage
Here goes….during a hike today I felt inspired to break my silence and speak up. TOTALLY RAW. I was inspired, oddly, by the movie The Greatest Showman. The song We Are Glorious is so powerful and so important – every lyric in the song I can directly link to my Media Renegade mission to help girls rise up, overcome the *negative messages they see/hear daily from negative media (not all media is bad/harmful) and media brain-washed people around them. Greatest Showman has a scene about being blinded by the lights, cheers and applauds from “social climbers/politicians” and forgetting whose cheers and delight he was creating his vision/dream for in the first place — his kids/wife and himself. The song We are Glorious is a very powerful song/scene in which rejected,cast-aside adults stand their ground (they sing about being cast aside, unwanted and bruised as children by the looks and words of others). This song and others in the movie have given me the inspiration to take up my heart’s call again – to do what I can do help champion healthy messages for girls – messages from the media – one of their main sources of gauging self-worth and what is valuable in life.
*negative media – messages/images that are about not being pretty enough, thin enough, sexy enough, measuring up to advertisers standards that are only attainable through computer enhancement. You get the idea and know the tirade.
I spoke on Fox News nationally (2014) about Matell paying to have Barbie appear on the cover of a mens’ bikini magazine, a.k.a. Sports illustrated Swimsuit edition. The Colbert Report picked up on the absurdity of Matell’s position of protecting Barbie; the show used part of my interview to help make their point. (it was 4am in the morning for me and I was seriously sleep deprived due to my new baby — luckily I manged to make complete sentences, mostly.) See it here:
Don’t be a Kardashian! Former model Nicole Clark teaches teen girls to navigate dangerous mainstream media.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/19/dont-be-kardashian-model-nicole-clark-teaches-teen-girls-to-navigate-dangerous/#ixzz29ulqCNYH
14 yr old Chantel Casey, from Ontario, saw a news story about my documentary that inspired her to help girls in her community. At the time she was in recovery for anorexia. She contacted me and asked me to share my workshops with girls in her community so no one else would have to suffer from an eating disorder. The same news program contacted her to learn of her amazing story as a champion for girls in her world.
Find Chantel Casey’s FB page Size Zero is not our Hero. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Size-Zero-Is-Not-Our-Hero/312513672119668
March 2012 CTV News London featured a story on the work I am doing to help girls.