Beauty Redefined lecture challenges norms on Sept. 14

Lindsay and Lexie Kite

Lindsay and Lexie Kite are co-founders of Beauty Redefined.

Credit: Penn State

Co-founders of the nonprofit organization Beauty Redefined, Lindsay and Lexie Kite will discuss the issues surrounding body image and body shaming at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Berks. The Kite sisters, both doctoral graduates from the University of Utah in the study of media and body image, have dedicated themselves to helping people redefine the meaning and value of beauty. This event is free and open to the public.

Through online education, social media activism and speaking engagements in both secular and religious settings across the country, Lindsay and Lexie Kite challenge the definition of beauty set by the media. Their passion for helping girls and women recognize and reject harmful messages about their bodies and develop body image resilience is their main goal in this one-hour body image presentation that has been seen by more than 100,000 people throughout the United States since 2009.

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of Strategic Communication at 610-396-6053.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series and the Penn State Berks Health Services. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.