Here's the Scoop from the Field We've been on the road in Raleigh and San Francisco meeting with incredible experts! We interviewed and spent a day in the lab with Dr. Heather Patisaul at NC State, who specializes in how endocrine disrupting chemicals affect the brain and behavioral. We then scooted over to Durham to interview Dr. Linda Birnbaum, the Director of both the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health to talk about the toxicity of ingredients like lead and formaldehyde. Just two weeks later, we hopped on a plane to San Fran where we stopped at the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners to see Janet Nudelman, Director of Program and Policy. We talked with Janet about current policy efforts and why concerning chemicals NEED to be regulated beyond the industry's self-monitoring techniques that aren't working. What Comes Next? We're flying to San Diego in May to interview a stylist who experienced formaldehyde poisoning doing Brazilian Blowout hair straightening treatments. She bravely stood up to the company and reached out to the FDA. The evidence is compelling, and these true stories we're gathering are powerful. We can't wait to reveal the truth about toxic chemicals to you! Join Us for a Mini-Screening of Pretty Ugly! We've been partnering with amazing clean beauty advocates and supportive local business partners to host screening parties all over the DMV and beyond! If you haven't had a chance to attend one of our short screening fundraiser parties, please come! All events are free and everyone is welcome, so grab a friend and join us! We'll enjoy food and drinks, screen an extended segment of the film that's already been completed and have a Q & A with the filmmaker. Come see a sample of the film and learn more about how to avoid harmful chemicals in personal products! Upcoming Screening Events: - May TBD - Bummer Lamb Design, Leesburg, Virginia - May 30th - Follain - Bethesda Row, Maryland - June 13th - Brookeville Beer Farm, Maryland (direct RSVP via hyperlink) For more information and to RSVP to any event, email Andrea Interviewed by Regional Magazine's Podcast Earlier this spring, Andrea was honored to be invited on the Northern Virginia Style and Living Magazine's podcast series for an interview about Pretty Ugly. Sitting down with Editor Lauri Velotta-Rankin, we talked about the lack of regulation in the personal products industry, the top chemicals of concern we're exploring in the film and how consumers can make healthier choices to better protect themselves and their families. For a wealth of information and more inside scoop on the film, click the two episodes links below or hop on iTunes: NVSL Magazine Podcast - Pretty Ugly Interview Part 1 NVSL Magazine Podcast - Pretty Ugly Interview Part 2