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The School of Fashion at Ryerson University hosted one of the first Canadian screenings of Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image in Dr. Ben Barry’s FSN223: Fashion Concepts & Theory. We invited five panelists to speak on their experiences and expertise. The screening and panel took place on Jan 23rd, 2018.

Panelists included:
-Jessica Lewis: Straight/Curve producer, model and activist
-Laura deCarufel : Editor-in-Chief of The Kit
-Andrea LaMarre: Eating disorder recovery and body image expert
-Camille Moore: Former model and expert on The Social
-Karyn Inder: Model and mental health advocate