One 14-year had enough with magazines full of photoshopped pictures, and decided to do something about it.
Young Julia Bluhm started a petition to ask Seventeen magazine to produce at least one photo spread a month that was authentic.
So what’s the big deal about some retouched pictures? I’ve written about it here, but Julia explains it best,
“We know that Photoshop can be very harmful to girls because they think they have to look like these images. But it’s not even real, it’s Photoshop. So it’s kind of impossible to look like that in real life.”
Julia is active in a group called SPARK. SPARK does amazing work on behalf of girls, pushing back against anyone who would sexualize and exploit them.
A confident, empowered Julia delivered her signatures to Seventeen magazine today.
What impact do you think photoshopped images have on teen girls, our girls?
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