Saturday, August 4, 2012

Teen girls petition for images of real girls

I was super excited to learn that two teen girls, Carina Cruz and Emma Stydahar, started a petition for Teen Vogue to showcase photos of real girls rather than the usual air-brushed perfected images.  The two are outspoken members of SPARK Movement, "a girl-fueled activist movement to demand an end to the sexualization of women and girls in media."

Members of the SparkTeam
The petition is to support fellow SPARK team member Julia Bluhm when she took on Seventeen to print one unaltered photo spread per month with her own petition and won with over 86,000 supporters!  Seventeen editor-in-chief Ann Shoket announced their new photoshop policy: the face and body sizes of the models in their magazines will not be digitally altered in any of the spreads in the magazine.  Awesome.

Click here to sign the Teen Vogue petition and pass the message on.  It only takes one to voice an opinion out loud; together we can change the world.

Spark a movement,

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