“Reconsidering Beauty” by Jill Helms
Jill Helms is a professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine. She says that the brain is hardwired to respond to beauty. She draws on Darwin, psychology and key concepts like “The Golden Ratio of Beauty” to get a deeper understanding of attractiveness and why it is so important to all of us.
Beneath the Surface of Botox: Dr. Jean Carruthers
Jean D. Carruthers, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she specializes in facial cosmetic surgery. In 1987 with her husband, Dr. Alastair Carruthers, pioneered the cosmetic use of botulinum A exotoxin (“Botox”) that has since grown to become the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the world. She has been invited to give more than 200 presentations worldwide on topics in cosmetic surgery and has authored more than 250 scientific articles and book chapters
Building faces, rebuilding lives: Eduardo Rodriguez
Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez is a surgeon the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He specializes in aesthetic facial reconstruction, tissue transplantation, and total body reconstructive surgery. In March of 2012, his team performed the most extensive face transplant to date.
“Why thinking you’re ugly is bad for you” by Meaghan Ramsey
About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the keys things all of us can to disrupt this reality.
“In my chair — a makeup artists perspective on beauty” by Eva DeVirgilis
Eva is a veteran actress from New York who recently moved to Richmond and took up makeup artistry as a means to pay the bills between gigs. She soon discovered a new passion: helping women look and feel their best. Lately she has focused on bringing makeup artistry and acting together by documenting the diverse stories of the women who sit in her makeup chair and then bringing them to life on stage. Her mission is to convince every woman that she is beautiful — with or without makeup.