CREATIVITY MEETS ACTIVISM: FASHION AND FILM - August 6, 2019 Toronto @ ARTSCAPE DANIELS LAUNCHPAD
Live Interview - Last night I was inspired to hear the remarkable story of SARAH JAY and how she became a fashion & beauty activist. Host Donna Bishop, a pioneer of Green Beauty and CBC Radio Columnist, shared Sarah’s plethora of accomplishments whilst revealing her vulnerable and fierce timeline to get her there. Here are a few highlights.
. FASHION ACTIVISM - Sarah’s journey of being a fashion stylist made her question fashion's sustainability which led her to Bangladesh to film the aftermath of the Dhaka's garment factory collapse.
. BEAUTY ACTIVISM - It was a multiple chemical sensitively diagnosis due to being a young adult synchronized swimmer and taking acne meds that founded Sarah’s beauty industry activism path.
. SUSTAINABILITY ACTIVISM - Sarah continues the activism she started with the late Rob Stewart of Sharkwater - an initiative revealing the use of Squalene from sharks in cosmetics which is unsustainable. Check out the Sharkwater documentary online to learn more.
. DOCUMENTARY - I encourage you to check out Sarah’s documentary "Toxic Beauty" which will be in theaters starting September 2019. This powerful film highlights the baby powder class action suit against Johnson & Johnson as well as what toxins are hidden in your makeup.
I met Sarah about 7 years ago on fashion shoot sets and our conversation about toxins in the beauty industry were always investigative and engaging. I am honored to acknowledge her and be part of her journey as friend and industry peer.