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Coral
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   Posted 7/12/2018 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't figure how to paste the image in here but have you seen the American Eagle ad with Gaylyn Henderson with her ostomy bag. They are showing real women with all different body types and showing we're all human. I know I'll be going towards American Eagle more. They have someone wearing an insulin pump and cgm and someone in a wheelchair and more I wish all places did real unretouched photos and showed all sides to the human race not the size 0 image they think is what beauty is but show real beauty.
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iPoop
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   Posted 7/12/2018 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I found a link from People which talks about it, for those who are interested in seeing.

/people.com/health/aerie-new-campaign-women-diabilities-illness/

"While Aerie has been known for featuring women of all shapes and sizes, the lingerie line just released its most inclusive campaign yet. The American Eagle brand revealed the photos for their new #AerieREAL line, which features many different, un-retouched women—including those who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, scars, stretch marks and are cancer survivors. One woman is seen using crutches, while another posed in her wheelchair. Women who use insulin pumps and colostomy bags are also featured."

Sara14
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   Posted 7/12/2018 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Coral said...
I wish all places did real unretouched photos and showed all sides to the human race not the size 0 image they think is what beauty is but show real beauty.


Me too.
34 years old; diagnosed UC March 2007.
Latest scope: 9-29-16: "mild-to-moderate" chronic and active proctosigmoiditis (infectious cause). Battled reoccuring campylobacter & c diff. Oct-Dec 2016. Healthy since Dec. 25, 2016 until I started smoking May 2018. 25 mg pred. Trying to re-quit smoking. Maintenance meds: Delzicol, 6, 2xday; Rowasa nightly; Singular & Allegra for allergies; Xanax

MarkWithIBD
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   Posted 7/13/2018 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure how I feel about this.

iPoop
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   Posted 7/13/2018 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm all about all-inclusive representation of everyone in ads, it has a very positive affect on us all to show we're all beautiful/handsome. Often we're ashamed of disabilities and illness as they're somewhat taboo and not talked about in society, and to show billboards and ads of someone proudly there smiling with crutches, an insulin pump or a colostomy bag in a fashion ad is empowering and a lot more honest of us all. For far too long, marketing has used only the very prettiest/handsome of us, and airbrushed them up further to present an unrealistic representation in magazines, with negative affects on teenagers especially self-esteem. If you didn't happen to have genetics that make you flawless in appearance, over 6 feet tall, and pencil-skinny at a size zero (0) dress size (which is not 99% of the population), a guy with chiseled jawline and all over muscle-tone then it was a put-down to you at some basic, subconscious level. So, I applaud Aerie/American Eagle and would like to see a lot more of it.

Post Edited (iPoop) : 7/13/2018 11:53:26 AM (GMT-6)


Sara14
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   Posted 7/13/2018 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, the typical ads in women's magazines, etc. really had a terrible effect on my self-esteem when I was a teenager and young adult. I had to force myself to not look at them. To this day, I will purposely not look at magazines when standing in line at the grocery store check-out because they have been that damaging to me. I will say I don't like that they still chose to run a picture of a woman in her underwear, but I guess they did need to show the ostomy bag. Objectifying women to sell material items really bothers me.
34 years old; diagnosed UC March 2007.
Latest scope: 9-29-16: "mild-to-moderate" chronic and active proctosigmoiditis (infectious cause). Battled reoccuring campylobacter & c diff. Oct-Dec 2016. Healthy since Dec. 25, 2016 until I started smoking May 2018. 25 mg pred. Trying to re-quit smoking. Maintenance meds: Delzicol, 6, 2xday; Rowasa nightly; Singular & Allegra for allergies; Xanax

iPoop
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   Posted 7/13/2018 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
And in all truth/honesty, one of the most difficult tasks in advertising is to get people's attention even for a split second. That's why they try to be edgy, different, eye-grabbing (as this ad campaign has). It's why they'll put a caveman/gecko with a funny accent in a car-insurance commercial to get you to look/listen when you'd otherwise tune-out/zone-out lol.

Coral
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   Posted 7/13/2018 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been a victim growing up with all the models that everyone thought was beautiful and me not measuring up to it's really hard one young girls and I would assume boys also but I know girls have a difficult time with it. My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 8 she started wearing an insulin pump right away and I tried to have her feel good about it, she's alive because she has a pump attached to her. When she was a teenager she was at the beach in a bikni and a little girl came up to her to talk about her pump and she feel better because she had a pump and was self consceince of it the mother thanked my daughter for helping her daughter out. So I know first hand how being different at young age can harm you. My daughter is now almost 27 and she saw the ad and she had to reflect on it also it's a very powerful movement they are doing.

I am so HAPPY that Amerian Eagle/Arie is doing this not only disabilities but all size women and no photo shopping. I hope this becomes the norm because it is the norm of who they are trying to see to.
UC about 20 years also have Raynaud's phenomeenon andd many allergies
Lialda 4, 1.2 g daily
(Prior Asacol HD 800 mg 3x day)
Casana
Probioptic
Allergic to Wheat, Dairy, Tree fruits, Tree nuts, Honey, Onions
Potassium 20 meq 3x a day
Zyrtec, Singular daily
Azelastine nose spray 2x a day
Multi vitamin daily

Sara14
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   Posted 7/13/2018 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, photoshopping women's bodies in ads should be illegal. It's totally sick.
34 years old; diagnosed UC March 2007.
Latest scope: 9-29-16: "mild-to-moderate" chronic and active proctosigmoiditis (infectious cause). Battled reoccuring campylobacter & c diff. Oct-Dec 2016. Healthy since Dec. 25, 2016 until I started smoking May 2018. 25 mg pred. Trying to re-quit smoking. Maintenance meds: Delzicol, 6, 2xday; Rowasa nightly; Singular & Allegra for allergies; Xanax
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