Photoshop for models is a lot like steroids for athletes—both give an unfair advantage and promote unhealthy habits. However, only one of these practices is sanctioned by the law. When images of all-too-perfect, unattainable beauties are broadcast onto our television and Internet screens, it can do damage to the self-esteem of young women trying to navigate the social milieu. And that's where Let Them Eat Cake! comes in.
This organization is a local nonprofit that aims to promote a positive body image in all females by encouraging moderation in every aspect of life, and making women aware that they are beautiful even if they don't resemble the doctored faces on magazine covers. In its mission statement, the organization proclaims, "It's time to feel comfortable in your own skin, radiate in your own beauty and commit to being healthy."
To promote the organization and raise funds, Let Them Eat Cake! will sponsor a variety show. A slew of drag queens, most notably Minerva Jayne, Miss Bobbi Pins, Lady Bomb Deluxe and Stella Sin, will do their thing. There will be live music and burlesque dancers aplenty, a wine tasting hosted by Totally Random Wines, as well as a raffle, pastry booth and merch table with lots of cool body-affirming swag. Every single piece of the cake (i.e., the proceeds) will go to promoting healthy body images.