We encourage everyone to stand up and #stopthebeautymadness. To encourage our spoken poetry community, we have created a contest with $1,000 in prize money.
Our Poetry Slam Contest Winners!
Stop The Beauty Madness (STBM) is a social change campaign created to raise awareness of every-body and every-beauty acceptance. We wanted to hear the voices of our poets on this matter and so we created a Poetry Slam Contest with prizes totaling $1,000.
The goal is to empower women and men to love themselves and find beauty in the world around them while immersed in a culture that sends every message to the contrary. Take a moment to listen to these critical voices.
$500 First Prize Goes To:
"Ongoing Battle" by Ora Köhl
Five $100 Prizes Go To:
Second Place: "A Love Letter To My Cellulite" - Ari Eastman
Third Place: "When Did Self-Love Become Shameful" - Alicia Marie Foster
Fourth Place: "Mirrors" - Bianca Sanchez, Gabriella Reyes, and Christian Page
Fifth Place: "If I Were A Dictionary" - Susan Sylvester
Sixth Place: "Fairy Tale" - Ms. B
"Objects in the Mirror" - Jamie West
"This Is My Fat" - Lili Safon
"We Are Beauty" - Bridgette Kuehn
"Beauty is Pain" - Seraphine the Poet
"Untitled" - Angela Kardos
"Perfect Image" - Blaque Diamond
"Fragile Woman" - Seraphine the Poet
"Enough" - Ginny Law
"Does My Image MATTER?" - Lenni C.O.
"Freedom From The Beauty Madness" - Cathy Cacciatore
"Beauty Defined" - Christy Cote
"What Is Beauty?" - Virginia Law
"Grade School" - Seraphine The Poet
Poetry Slam Contest: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 and older (19+ in AL and NE). Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Contest ends July 29, 2014. Subject to the posted complete rules and regulations.