NAILED IT: following SPARK’s campaign, led by 14 year old activist Julia Bluhm, Seventeen Magazine has committed to NEVER altering the faces or bodies of girls in their magazines and to showing true diversity in their pages. This is a HUGE DEAL for the US magazine industry and now two other SPARK activists, Carina and Emma, are asking Teen Vogue to follow suit and start building a better media landscape for girls.
We’re excited to see how these changes manifest in the pages of Seventeen, and we’re counting on the girls who read these mags—the girls who demanded change!—to really hold them accountable for these promises.
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“Always feature real girls and models who are healthy. Regardless of clothing size, being healthy is about honouring your natural shape.”
BEING ‘TOO SKINNY’ DOES NOT MAKE SOMEONE UNHEALTHY. BEING ‘TOO FAT’ DOES NOT MAKE SOMEONE UNHEALTHY. LOATHING YOUR OWN BODY IS UNHEALTHY.
So much truth here. This is the best.
Now let’s see if Seventeen not only keeps up with this promise, but tries to include more than one or two token POC in their magazine as well. And if they’re super light-skinned, white-washed POC with straightened hair and light eyes, that shit don’t count, m’kay?