|That's me, Audra Lowe and JD Roberto, on the set of The Better Show.|
In other news, Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall just jumped from an Amazon.com best-sellers ranking of #475,581 before the book came out, all the way up to #85,915 today! This cracks me up and is quite motivating: I want to be in the top #50,000 tomorrow! And so the journey continues...
Speaking of journeys, I NEVER make a journey out of California (or out of my house, for that matter) unless I have a set of About-Face #MindOverFashion stickers with me. What are these stickers, you ask? Well... they're basically my favorite way to slap an "I'm calling out your sexist media bullshit" message onto any media image that might teach girls to hate their perfectly wonderful bodies.
If you're not yet familiar with About-Face, you should know that it's an amazing nonprofit organization that helps girls develop tools for understanding and challenging media messages that threaten their self-esteem and body image. I'm a longtime volunteer, serving both as a media literacy workshop leader and an evaluation consultant. 5% of my book proceeds will be donated to About-Face (So, seriously, buy the book!). Just over a month ago, one of About-Face's amazing teen "action groups" spent an afternoon "Sticker-Bombing" San Francisco's Union Square, with awesome messages like "You were born to be real, not perfect!" and "Your mind will never go out of fashion!" I found it so inspiring and empowering that I began bringing these stickers along with me wherever I go, just in case.
About-Face #MindOverFashion sticker.
I hope my fun and excitement have been at least a bit contagious. Hopefully more good news tomorrow!
What do you think? Can stickers change the world?
Describe or send me the ads you'd like to to About-Face sticker-bomb!
*** EXCITING UPDATE: I'm now, at 4:11am PST, #25, 758 on Amazon's ranking! Incredible. I'm kind of sarcastic and kind of obsessed.***