Reel Bodies in the Real World

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''Reel Bodies in the Real World'' is an empowering panel discussion exploring the crucial role body size representation plays in shaping media narratives. In a world bombarded with unrealistic body ideals, this panel brings together industry experts and influential voices to shed light on the transformative power of authentic representation. Discover how the media can shift paradigms and empower individuals of all shapes and sizes. Gain invaluable insights from our esteemed panelists as they share their experiences in challenging societal expectations, navigating the world of entertainment, and championing inclusivity. From body-positive actors, trailblazing filmmakers and media researchers, this diverse panel will provide a platform for inspiring conversations and groundbreaking perspectives.


Director(s): Moderator: Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Senior Vice President of Development and Operations, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Panelists: Soraya Giaccardi, Researcher, Consultant, and Speaker; Brianna Word McDonnell, Actress, Influencer and Media Creator; Jackie Schwartz, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Writer, and Activist; Brittney Young, Actor, Glow.


EVENT TYPE: Mars Wrigley Mainstage Panels

RUN TIME: 120 Minutes

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