Hollywood NOW Celebrates Love Your Body Day, Real Women, With Host Mia Tyler In West Hollywood

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Hollywood NOW, the local Chapter of the 41-year-old national organization working to bring women and men into full equality, welcomes the Hollywood community to Love Your Body Day 2007. Join Hollywood NOW Saturday October 20, from 6-10 pm, for the Flawless Calendar Launch Party at Here! Lounge in West Hollywood and Love Your Body Day will unfold Sunday, October 21, at West Hollywood's Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park, from 12-4 pm. Admission is free.

Hollywood NOW, the local Chapter of the 41-year-old national organization working to bring women and men into full equality, welcomes the Hollywood community to Love Your Body Day 2007.

Join Hollywood NOW Saturday October 20, from 6-10 pm, for the Flawless Calendar Launch Party at Here! Lounge in West Hollywood. Here! Lounge is located at 696 N. Robertson Blvd., at the intersection of Robertson Blvd. & Santa Monica Blvd, in West Hollywood. Mia Tyler & the featured calendar models will be on hand to sign calendars and take pictures. All community members, 21+ years old, are welcome to participate in the event. Admission is free.

The Love Your Body community celebration will unfold Sunday, October 21, at West Hollywood's Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park, from 12-4 pm. Admission is free. Plummer Park is located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., between Vista St. and Martel Ave., in West Hollywood. Love Your Body Day is open to all ages, and will be hosted by Mia Tyler.

"It is such a joy to know events like this are happening in Hollywood," says Hollywood NOW's Love Your Body Day host Mia Tyler. "Because the entertainment industry is often implicated as the culprit for unreasonable and unattainable standards of beauty, it is important for the Hollywood community to encourage and celebrate a healthy body image for women, and I am excited to be part of the celebration." Love Your Body Chairperson Chenese Lewis, herself a former Miss Plus America, has dedicated her efforts on both the local and national levels to advocating a healthy body image for women, and celebrating women of all shapes & sizes. To learn more about her work with Hollywood NOW's Love Your Body activism, go to http://www.LoveYourBodyDay.com.

Produced by Chenese Lewis Productions, LLC, the weekend's festivities will kick off Saturday evening with a true Hollywood party at Here! Lounge to celebrate the launch of the Flawless Calendar, produced by Chenese Lewis. Leading women championing the cause for a healthy body image for all women will be on hand to toast the occasion.

Continuing on Sunday, Love Your Body Day will be a community celebration, offering entertainment; complimentary massages & makeovers; and vendor booths. Host Mia Tyler will welcome the various singers, actors, dancers, comediennes, and spoken word artists to the party. Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler & half-sister to Liv Tyler, is an accomplished plus-size model and actress, and wants everyone to realize that we are beautiful in our own ways. SkorchMagazine.com will be staging their plus-size model search at the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from the magazine, and compete to be Skorch's signature model for the new clothing line, MEWV. The pinnacle of the festivities - the "Real Women" Fashion Show - will begin at 2 pm. Models of all shapes and sizes will be flaunting the styles of various plus-size designers and retailers.

Love Your Body Day attendees are expected to be highly diverse, wildly talented, and incredibly beautiful. Men will be welcomed with love and respect, though the focus of the celebration will be the beauty - inside and out - of real women.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

In its first two years, the Hollywood Chapter of NOW has brought a new face to feminism and tackled contemporary issues facing all women, including healthy body image, safety, and peace. "There's a lot of confusion surrounding the idea of feminism today," says Chapter President, 25-year-old Lindsey Horvath. "Hollywood NOW works to identify and address the concerns relevant to women today. Chenese's leadership for Love Your Body Day is just one way we show how feminist activism brings women together to create the world we all envision for ourselves, the world we know is possible for women."

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