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On Twitter, Witnessing the Start of a Body Image Revolution

By March 20, 2011 5 Comments

After reading the program for the body image summit Endangered Species NYC (Courtney E. Martin, Jean Kilbourne, Susie Orbach, Julie Zeilinger, Rachel Simmons, Jess Weiner… in short, my favorite activists all in the same place) I was left with a deep sense of frustration. I simply could not afford a trip to NYC to attend this fantastic event and felt I was missing out on something big.

So I did the next best thing: I followed the event on Twitter, checking out the #ESummit hashtag. Luckily, there were hundreds of messages that documented what was happening at the New School, minute by minute.

Here are Twitter highlights from the fabulous two day conference:

[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/Kristen_Durkin/status/48876252572033024″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/xSarahJeanx/status/48905958314881024″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/wtcinyc/statuses/49105091436888064″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/jboschan/statuses/49112739829907456″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/GirlEmpowerment/statuses/49119338787119104″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/jboschan/statuses/49119967781728256″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/ChloeAngyal/statuses/49120852318502912″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/ChloeAngyal/statuses/49125314680459264″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/FatSocialWorker/statuses/49127800875139072″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/GirlEmpowerment/statuses/49166089933955072″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/wtcinyc/statuses/49195096259833857″]

And a couple of reactions from participants:

[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/mischritz/statuses/49263847911079936″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/g3iyer/statuses/49298504698433536″]

And from the wonderful members of the Women’s Therapy Centre, who were instrumental in the organization of the event:

[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/wtcinyc/status/49255075029331968″]

Thank you all for documenting the summit for those of us who couldn’t be there!

Let the body image revolution begin.