Eighth-grader Julia Bluhm, 14, from Maine, delivered a 15,name petition to the Hearst magazine's editor-in-chief, Ann Shoket, on Wednesday calling for the magazine to publish at least one unaltered photo spread a month. They're often photoshopped, air-brushed, edited to look thinner, and to appear like they have perfect skin. A girl you see in a magazine probably looks a lot different in real life. By late Wednesday, the petition, hosted on the social action platform Change. It chronicles the daily battles faced by her peers over their body image. On a daily basis I hear comments like:
Teen takes on Seventeen, says magazine contributes to body image issues
Seventeen Celebrates 70 Years | Hearst
Share This Page For 70 years, Seventeen has been the place where teen girls turn for advice on fashion, beauty, culture and relationships. Today, the magazine continues to spotlight amazing girls aiming to make a big difference, while also giving readers advice to succeed in every aspect of their lives. Can you tell me a little bit about how the girl power theme evolved for the 70th anniversary issue? Just in the last year and a half, our girls have become extremely ambitious about their futures. All they want to do is make their own money and figure out how to start planning for their futures. When I came to Seventeen in , our readers were more interested in how to get through high school than they were in planning for the rest of their lives. This palpable shift led to the idea of a girl power issue.
Seventeen's history[ edit ] The first editor of Seventeen, Helen Valentine , provided teenage girls with working woman role models and information about their development. Seventeen enhanced the role of teenagers as consumers of popular culture. The concept of " teenager " as a distinct demographic originated in that era.