Good news everyone! Julia Bluhm, member of SPARK and the wonderful young lady who petitioned Seventeen to stop retouching their photos WON HER CASE. She is fourteen years old and the Editor of Seventeen replied to her concerns about how the models “didn’t look like her” and PROMISED to never alter the way the models look and represent girls of EVERY RACE, SIZE, etc. This makes TWSS (especially me) very, very happy. We shall see if the promise is kept.
As for now, we shall have to move on to the next target which is Teen Vogue. Two other members of SPARK, Carina Cruz and Emma Stydahar, are petitioning the same cause to this magazine. As of today they have 16,341 supporters. If you haven’t signed it yet, please do!
In other news, the TWSS Anti-Photoshop Photo-shoot was held today at Central Park. More details to come later (sometime next week). But overall it was a great turn-out regardless of the extremely hot day we had. All of the girls had fun and most importantly, in the end they were all radiating confidence which is exactly what we wanted.
Because the shoot went so well, I was extremely inspired to start a petition of my own against the usage of thin, over-sexualized models at stores like Abercrombie&Fitch and Hollister Co. You can read the petition and sign it here.
The goal to start is 100 signatures, right now I have eight. If this gets pitched and I’m successful, I promise to buy every model in those stores a $5 foot-long from Subway.