Did you know that 80% of ten year old girls report having been on a diet? That’s right, ten years old. MissRepresentation.org and some other girls’/women’s organizations have started a Keep It Real 3-day challenge for the public to push magazines to take responsibility for the influence they have on female body image. Read about it here.
Get involved! See this toolkit to get started. They are asking magazines to show one unphotoshopped model image per issue. Just one. That seems reasonable, right?
Day One (June 27th) is a Twitter campaign to the editors of these major magazines asking them to “keep it real.” You can find the Twitter addresses to send your appeal to in the toolkit. Day Two (June 28th) is a blog campaign where we can all write about how we’ve personally been affected by photoshopped images, then tweet and post our links to the magazines’ Twitter accounts and Facebook walls. Finally, on Day Three (June 29th), you can submit photos of what “real beauty” looks like. The best photos will be selected to be on a billboard in New York City!
You can check out their Facebook page here too. I’m so excited about all of great work these organizations are doing!