A former market researcher and merchant in the fashion industry and current Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at UCLA, Kjerstin Gruys
shares Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year
. Part memoir, part women's studies, Kjerstin's observations offer an important look at body image and how women view themselves with society's standards in mind. This event is kindly co-sponsored by About-Face
, a San Francisco-based non-profit that "equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image."