I heard about the Keep it Real 3-day challenge and immediately I thought it was a wonderful idea. This is a movement to get magazine editors to stop using Photoshop on models and actresses, transforming them into an unattainable beauty that sets unrealistic expectations for girls and women across the world. Through the use of social networking tools such as Twitter, blogs, and Instagram, the Keep It Real Challenge urges women to get their voice heard and protest the
The three-day challenge begins today on Twitter. The challenge is to tweet magazine editors asking them to print a photograph that has not been under any Photoshop treatment. Use the hashtag #KeepItReal and the following list to twet editors of popular magazines.
Day 2, June 28th, asks for bloggers to write about why this issue is of importance to them. "Tell the world how photoshopped beauty standards affect you," the Keep It Real Challenge page says. A toolkit is provided, supplying everyone with images, facts, and information that can be used to write blogs that can then be tweeted to the editors.
The third and final day makes use of the newest trend: Instagram. Post pictures of what you find beautiful, along with the hashtag #KeepItRealChallenge to show everyone that beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes. Your picture could even be chosen to be displayed on a billboard in New York!
Will you be joining us?