Mariska Hargitay plays a NY detective in Law & Order: SVU
I have a friend who is an executive at a television network. As Hollywood goes, it is a very important job. She looks at hundreds of scripts, hears countless pitches for ideas for series, and is involved in all the shows that get on the air for her network. What she thinks and feels about a project, a writer, an actor, or an actress matters. Continue reading →
In my last post, I wrote about the time two boys in my 5th grade class, Billy and Matt, told me that I was pretty. It was the first time I’d been called pretty by someone other than my mother, and I was pretty darn excited about it.
My excitement, however, was short-lived. Because less than a year later, something excruciating happened:
I grew up in the 70′s and I was obsessed with fashion magazines. Actually, fashion magazines were my crack. I craved them, I needed them, I let them define me. And, like crack, they also nearly destroyed me. My views on beauty were based on these fashion magazines. They told me what was beautiful. They told me how to be skinny, how to get a man, how to have sex and keep skinny, why men were attracted to “dumb women,” how to Continue reading →
Elizabeth Chomko’s headshot she uses as an actress
So just what is beautiful, anyway?
Being thin / having curves / pregnancy. Blonde / brunette / redhead / salt and pepper. Youth / aging gracefully. Strength / vulnerability. Femininity / androgeny. Seventeen / thirty-seven / a baby. Being toned / being touchable. The hourglass / the thigh gap. Marilyn Monroe / The Mona Lisa / Coco Rocha / Barbie / Mother Theresa / Michelle Obama.
I believe I became aware of the term “it girl” while looking at one of the many fashion magazines I read. I always wanted to be an “it girl” because that would mean that I was beautiful, cool, popular, trendsetting, and fashionable, like Chloe Sevigny – at least that was what I thought it meant to be an “it girl.” I think the most recent Continue reading →
This past July, I did something that I am extremely proud of – I produced and created my web series Speaking of Beauty. The series is based on the belief that every woman has a story. I wanted to open a dialog among women by interviewing them, allowing them to address fears and insecurities while challenging what is presented by the media as the “beauty standard.” The ultimate goal Continue reading →
“The Inner Beauty Journal” Book-Release Party! Los Angeles, CA Meet: “Speaking of Beauty” host Holly Fulger, buy her new book “The Inner Beauty Journal” and she’ll personally sign your book! Date: Tues, Dec. 4 Time: 6pm – 8pm Where:Bleu Clothing 454 S. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036 Continue reading →