Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Toastworthy Teens - Julia Bluhm

 Julia Bluhm, Anti-Photoshop Campaign

Since we so love reality on our TVs, why not in our magazines?
Well, because of the efforts of one 14-year-old girl, we may soon be getting just that.

Maine teen Julia Bluhm grew so tired of models photoshopped to the point of unrecognizability that she began a petition on Change.org. And once she accumulated over 85,000 confirming signatures, she and some friends brought the petition to protest outside the NYC office of Seventeen Magazine.

Although Julia didn’t have high expectations, Seventeen actually responded with a published “peace treaty,” agreeing to “never change girls’ body or face shapes” and to “celebrate every kind of beauty in [their] pages.”

That first success then fueled Julia to join other girls in similarly petitioning Teen Vogue. To help her win them over, sign on at:

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  1. the petition is closed now because i was going to sign it, too. but i mostly sign animal rights petitions and i have done many by now, hoping to make a difference for all animals.

  2. It's good to know that teens are still Toastworthy! This great! Happy New Year to you! :)

  3. Thanks for letting me know; I'll look into it!