This summer, we had the honor of introducing a self-love course to the Division of Adolescent Youth and Medicine at Children's Hospital LA. Through this program, Healthy is the New Skinny and Natural Models LA worked with 6 chronically-ill teen girls to develop a healthy body image by teaching them to process media in a healthy way as well as practicing self-love and care.
Throughout our 8 weeks with these girls our courses included identifying harmful advertising tactics in the media, chatting with a food scientist, learning new healthy recipes, and setting goals for a balanced and happy future.
Each week, we watched these girls grow and we got to see their self-love glow during our photoshoot day!
In the past at Children's Hospital, photoshoot days would be held, but unfortunately many of the clothes donated were too small for some of the patients and many were left out of the experience. We wanted to make sure that each of our girls felt beautiful so we had an amazing volunteer glam squad to give custom makeovers to each girl. We also had an amazing group of sponsors: JustFab.com, Fashion to Figure, Charlotte Russe, Hot Topic, who donated amazing pieces in all sizes for our girls!
We had a few of our amazing Natural Models present to help style and give these girls an experience they would never forget.