Founder and CEO, RAW Beauty Talks
Contributing Blogger, The Huffington Post
Erin is the Founder and CEO of RAW Beauty Talks, an organization that helps women find confidence in their unique beauty by providing a platform for conversation and advocating for transparency in media.
She is a thought-leader tackling the growing issue of low self-esteem in young women and men across North America. Through her work with RAW Beauty Talks, Erin has spoken with hundreds of women in honest, fearless, and often uncomfortably vulnerable conversations to better understand our relationship with beauty and confidence. Her RAW interview series features images of women without make-up, photo retouching or filters in the hopes of infusing media with images of real, authentic beauty.
Erin’s deep-rooted passion for the cause comes from her own experience as a teenager who was deeply affected by the media’s limited portrayal of beauty. At the age of 16 she developed an eating disorder that left her hospitalized for 3 months. Throughout her recovery she was forced to dig deep and rebuild a positive relationship with herself and food.
Today, she is passionate about creating positive change for the next generation. She is a contributing blogger for Huffington post and her work with RAW Beauty Talks has been featured in Marie Claire, Elle and Health Magazine among others.
The inspiration behind Erin’s vision for Raw Beauty Talks is rooted in her own struggles as a teenager and beyond. Hear her personal story and what led to her starting Raw Beauty Talks. Erin reinforces the organization’s key messages: all women are beautiful – every shape and size, and shows how mainstream media does no one favours in the unrealistic stereotypes they perpetuate.