Through the nonprofit Beauty Redefined, Lindsay Kite, PhD & Lexie Kite, PhD have been teaching and promoting positive body image to millions of people online and in person since 2009. Their doctoral research and years of body image activism has led to the development of this in-depth, online course for individuals.
You can use this program at your own pace, on your own timetable, since all of the content is open and available to you once you purchase your membership. This 8-unit online program was developed and tested in our dissertations at the University of Utah and has been continuously updated and upgraded since then. It guides girls and women through the process of recognizing harmful messages in media and culture about female bodies; reflecting on the ways those ideals have impacted their lives; redefining the ways they think about beauty, health and worth; and actively developing body image resilience through four sources of power. This happens through:
- reading research-backed but reader-friendly content, including original images and graphics
- watching original Beauty Redefined videos to demonstrate and explain concepts
- listening through audio versions of each unit to supplement your reading
- relating to dozens of real-life women's words and examples about their own processes to achieving body image resilience
- journaling and responding to reflection prompts and dynamic surveys within the program
- accepting challenges and reporting back
- group discussion through the Disqus forum, built into the course to facilitate open exchanges and sharing among participants
- progressing through 8 units designed to cover 8 weeks, though participants can progress at their own pace
Throughout this active and self-reflective process, you'll be able to see changes in your perceptions, beliefs and behaviors through your own documentation. Are you ready to discover your own potential for body image resilience?
Watch Lindsay's Beauty Redefined TEDx talk to get an introduction to their life-changing work.
For a one-time cost of $149, individuals can enroll in the Beauty Redefined 8-Week Program.
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Memberships cannot be shared among users. Once payment has been received, members will receive access to the full program content.
Lexie Kite, Ph.D. and Lindsay Kite, Ph.D., are identical twins and co-directors of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined, which is dedicated to promoting positive body image online and in live speaking events. Lexie and Lindsay have become leading experts in the work of body image resilience through research-backed online education, engaging social media activism, and through speaking events to tens of thousands across the US. While many well-intentioned people promote positive body image from the basis of helping women realize and embrace their beauty, Beauty Redefined changes the conversation about body image by telling girls and women they are MORE than beautiful. Lexie and Lindsay assert positive body image is about feeling positively toward your body overall, not just what it looks like.
This expanded definition of positive body image provides the foundation for their overall mission to promote body image resilience, or the ability to become stronger *because* of the difficulties and shame women experience in their bodies, not *in spite of* those things. Lexie and Lindsay's groundbreaking research arms girls and women with the tools to become resilient in the face of objectification and unreal ideals about female bodies.