What really changed when you reinvented yourself?

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Photo by: Kellinahandbaskett http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellinahandbasket/212301013


Jan. 5/15

A brand new year calls for a brand new you!

Or does it?

This week on DNTO we're asking, what really changed when you attempted reinvention?


  • Reinventing chimp rescue allows Gloria Grow to reinvent herself.
  • Sook-Yin Lee gets a make-over!
  • Chris Berube transforms himself from nerdy teen to activist lawyer in the span of a flight.
  • Kaya Oakes learns that feminist punk rock and Catholicism can co-exist in her "Radical Reinvention".

Allison photo cred Sieg Koslowski.jpgAllison Williams  was frustrated and fed up with her life as a university professor. Rather than simply change jobs, she ran away with the circus.(Photo by: Sieg Kowalski)







After seeing what life had in store for aging research chimpanzees, Gloria Grow decided to take action.She changed her life, and the life of countless chimpanzees when she took a leap of faith and founded the Fauna Sanctuary.

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Image consultant Suzanne Colmer  attempts to transform Sook-Yin Lee's look. Find out how it feels to go from this artsy ensemble to corporate chic.

While on a family vacation, Chris Berube  learns that we all need to reinvent ourselves once in a while, even if the "new you" is a short lived experiment.

From punk rock feminist to devout catholic,  Kaya Oakes shares her radical reinvention on DNTO.

While studying in Europe, Anne Marie Sheffler discovered that shedding her "good girl" persona was harder than she thought.

Professor Anthony Elliott discusses some of the perils of reinvention culture.

Landfill Harmonic is a film by Alejandra Amarilla which tells the story of The Recycled Orchestra. Alejandra shares with Sook-Yin this tale of reinvented trash, and lives transformed.

A life made-over; how Cathrine Ann survived her life of crime and punishment and became a successful businesswoman. 

And here's this week's music playlist:

Mise en Scene - Endless Summer

Snoop Lion - La La La

Dionne Warwick - Don't Make Me Over

Jann Arden - Downtown

Armistice - Neon Love

Bob Dylan - Rolling Stone

Blue Rodeo - Rebel

Alanis Morissette - Ironic

YourDNTO music playlist:

Mise en Scene - Endless Summer

Luke Lalonde -  Undone

The Matinee - Young and Lazy


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