The Two-Way
7:16 am
Fri July 6, 2012

'Seventeen' magazine takes no-photoshop pledge after 8th-grader's campaign

Seventeen editor in chief Ann Shoket writes in the latest issue that the magazine's staff has signed a "Body Peace Treaty" that promises to "never change girls' body or face shapes" in photos.
Seventeen magazine

Originally published on Fri July 6, 2012 4:49 am

Somewhere between school and her extracurricular activities, eighth-grader Julia Bluhm found time to launch a crusade against airbrushed images in one of the country's top teen magazines.

And this week, she won: Seventeen magazine pledged not to digitally alter body sizes or face shapes of young women featured in its editorial pages, largely in response to the online petition Julia started this spring.

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