Congratulations to 14-year-old Maine ballet dancer Julia Bluhm who led a crusade against having altered photos in Seventeen Magazine.
Seventeen Magazine Editor Ann Shoket has promised in the new issue to leave body shapes alone, reserving Photoshop for the stray hair, clothing wrinkle, errant bra strap or pimple. If the magazine does have to manipulate images, it will post before and after shots on the magazine’s Tumblr page.
Skoket promises are included in a “body peace treaty” which commits Seventeen to featuring healthy girls and models regardless of clothing size. The peace treaty focuses on having a positive body image.
Maybe, just maybe things are changing and young girls and women won’t have to feel self-conscious about their bodies in years to come.
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