“After a unit taught to students about media, body image and self-esteem, students at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart decided to take action. These 12, 13 and 14 year old girls were exposed to a documentary titled, Cover Girl Culture by Nicole Clark that shines a different light on how they might be impacted by the media. Students then read through, processed and discussed current editions of Teen Vogue magazine for proof.
This film inspired all 119 students to write and send letters to the editor and chief of Teen Vogue, asking for her to not only take accountability of the impact of their ads, but to also make a change. Each student hand wrote their letter identifying how the ads, specifically in Teen Vogue, make her feel regarding her body, how it has impacted her friends, and what she thinks the editor could do in order to make the messages more empowering. The director of Cover Girl Culture, Nicole Clark, also displayed their work on her website:http://
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