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News from The LAMP! Our October Illuminations Newsletter

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The LAMP Illuminations
October 2009
In This Issue
Spotlight: Claire Mysko
Highlight: Update on Flip and The LAMP!
Gaslight: October in Media History

Happening now at The LAMP…

Mt Hope

The LAMP is off to a busy start for the 2009-2010 school year! We’re doing a short-form documentary program at the Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, and Family Video workshops at the Mount Hope Housing Company in The Bronx. We’ll also be presenting at the Business Development Institute’s Nonprofit Social Communications Case Studies on October 28 at New York University. And, watch your email for an invitation to a very special event!

Spotlight: Claire Mysko
Claire MyskoThis month, we interviewed author Claire Mysko, co-author of “Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby.” Released this month, Claire and Magali Amadei (former model, now mom and body image activist) tackle the body issues many women experience before and after pregnancy, some of which are exacerbated by a baby-crazed media. An award-winning expert on body image and self-esteem, Claire gave us an inside look on how the book was developed and why having a positive body image is especially important for new and expecting mothers. Read our complete interview with Claire, or simply buy the book!

Highlight: Update on Flip and The LAMP!

Flip Spotlight logoSince February, The LAMP has been a member of the Spotlight Program with the makers of the bestselling Flip Video Camera. When you donate one camera for $150 to The LAMP, Flip will throw in a second to match! Now, the program has upgraded to include the Flip Ultra with 120 minutes of recording time. When you buy a Flip for The LAMP, you know that your donation will make an immediate impact. Flips are an easy way for students to create and edit their own short films and snapshots, plus they help us document our work. If you’re interested in making a donation, just send us an email for more information!

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The LAMP recommends: “Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?”

Book cover

In a world of “baby bump watch” and  “get your pre-baby body back!” headlines, it’s no surprise that 88% of pregnant women worry about how pregnancy will change their bodies and self-esteem. Now, body image experts and authors Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei have responded with their new book, “Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby.” We love it for cracking the media veneer of what really happens to a pregnant woman’s body, and Publisher’s Weekly loves it too: “The concepts and solidarity here should prove valuable for millions of American women.” Check out The LAMP’s exclusive interview with Claire Mysko, and buy the book!

October in Media History

October saw the death of one American media icon, and the birth of another. Want to learn more? Check out this month’s Gaslight entry!

Rock Hudson

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