A few months ago, an eighth-grader from Maine named Julia Bluhm led an online campaign asking Seventeen magazine to put its Photoshop tools to rest and show more images of real girls within their pages. Guess, what? She won!
In this month's issue of Seventeen, the magazine's editor-in-chief Ann Shokets announced that the face and body sizes of the models in their magazines will not be digitally altered in any of the spreads in the magazine. Here's a clip of the article in the photo below.
And now that Seventeen has agreed to forgo Photoshopping, the young activist has set her sights on another popular teen magazine — Teen Vogue — and is asking them to follow Seventeen's lead.
It seems that the message is spreading far and wide within the magazine industry. The following video of women bravely baring it all in their skivvies and proclaiming what they love about their bodies was put together by Glamour magazine.
Is Glamour just jumping on the bandwagon or will we see a "Body Peace Treaty," from them sometime soon? I'm sure it will be the latter if Bluhm has anything to say about it!