Everybody has a story

BITE ME! Toronto Int'l Body Image Film & Arts Festival  explores, challenges and redefines the contested “body beautiful” wrapped in our experiences of the provocative and the every day. 

2009-2011

BITE ME! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival’s YouthZone: Girls Empowerment & Self Esteem (Up to 50 Girls 10-17 years of age). Young women today are bombarded with conflicting messages about how to perform and what counts as the so-called “it” girl. YouthZone tackles these stereotypes and encourages young women to become critical media citizens through a series of media literacy, arts-based and performance workshops and edu-tainment over a 3-day period. Using interactive film, digital & theatre-based mediums, girls get the tools to ‘bite back’ at the ‘isms’ inherent in stereotypical ideals of girlhood by exploring their own identities.