MissRepresentation is a campaign that seeks to expose how society in general, and young women in particular, are being sold by the media the concept that the value of women and girls lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. The trailor for the campaign’s eponymous film, a 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, shows shocking examples of misogyny across film, television and advertising, but it also offers a solution backed my some of the most powerful women in the media, and even in the world. MissRepresentation believe that exposure to powerful, inspirational, and creative female role-models through the media can only lead to an increase in the numbers of women and girls aspiring to these important roles in society; roles for which greater female representation is desperately needed.
The full film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was shown in the US on Oprah Winfrey’s TV network. You can find out if there is a screenings of the film near you on the MissRepresentation website calendar. All Walks Beyond the Catwalk are in the process of finding out whether we can host a screening, so keep your fingers crossed with us and hopefully something can be organised – of course we will keep you posted.
Post by Charlotte Gush
Charlotte is a freelance fashion writer, blogger and editor based in Manchester, as well as the Online Commissioning Editor for All Walks. She has previously spent 6 months working for All Walks at the London office as a social media, marketing and production intern. Charlotte writes a fashion, street style and personal style blog, ‘CAVACOMA.com’, with a dedicated Facebook fanpage here, and a Twitter account @CavaCharlotte