Julia Bluhm, 14, is an 8th grader from Waterville, Maine. She has been involved in the Civil Rights Team for many years. She spends many hours a week dancing ballet. As a feminist, she not only wants to put a stop to sexualization and stereotypes of girls in the media, but also to negative stereotypes of ballet dancers. She is a member of the SPARKTeam, a project of www.sparksummit.com, a girl-fueled movement to demand an end to the sexualization of women and girls in media.
I headed out to NYC to speak to the editor of Seventeen magazine about unrealistic photos of girls. So, Seventeen, I hope you understand what I'm saying. Photoshop hurts girls. We want to see pictures that look like us, in a magazine that's supposed to be for us.
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