Updated: Teen Vogue Apparently Met With Yesterday's Protestors for Just 'Five Minutes', Didn't Hear Them Out
Yesterday, a half-dozen teens teamed up with SPARK Movement to stage a mock runway show near Condé Nast as part of an effort to get Teen Vogue to be
Girls Demonstrate Outside Teen Vogue, Demand That Mags 'Don't Compromise Their Self Esteem' By Featuring Retouched Models
It's hard to believe that a 14-year-old could actually inspire change in the fashion industry, but that's just what teenager Julia Bluhm did when she teamed up with girl-activist group SPARK Movement last April, petitioning Seventeen magazine to feature unaltered, un-retouched real girls. Seventeen EIC Anne Shoket finally responded earlier this month with a "Body Peace Treaty"--pledging to be more transparent about their photography practices and to "always feature real girls and models who are healthy" and "never change girls’ body or face shapes." Now, a ripple effect is underway. Today other members of the SPARK Movement demonstrated outside of Conde Nast to petition Teen Vogue to make similar changes.