New documentary event exposes unattainable beauty standards

Feb 22 2019, 10:12 pm

Throughout our lives, we are subjected to a barrage of images of unattainable beauty and “perfection” in the media, whether that’s TV shows, movies or following influencers on Instagram.

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The result? Insecurity, constant self-criticism and trying to measure up to impossible standards.

That’s the message behind The Illusionists, a documentary exposing the media saturation faced by young people, and the harmful consequences on future generations.

The documentary will be screened in Vancouver twice in March, with each showing followed by a guided workshop where participants will learn the tools to stop the “comparison game.”

The seminar is hosted by Monica Elena, a former fashion model and holistic nutritionist who is aiming to change the conversation when it comes to beauty and body image.

It is her hope that participants will “find acceptance within yourself, and radiate beauty internally and externally.”

All attendees will also receive a gift bag valued at $60.

When: Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Where: March 12: Lorna Jane, 295 Terminal Avene; March 14: Werklab, 1275 Venebles

Price: Tickets available for March 12th- $35
Tickets available for March 14th- $35