I am in graduate school at USC and have several projects I am working on. One project I am the most excited about is for my transmedia class. My group and I have decided tackle the issue of body image in our culture and we would love your support.
We are not asking for money (yet), we are not asking for much time, we are simply asking for you to…
WRITE A LETTER.
Girls are so inundated with what the media tells them about beauty and what they should look like.
WRITE A LETTER to a young girl, it could be your former self, and tell her what you know now and wished you knew growing up.
It doesn’t have to be long, but take a few minutes to remember what it was (and still is) like to compare yourself to others, to have acne, to feel too big or too small or too whatever, or the first time you had a negative thought about your body. Whatever you want to share for young girls to read.
WRITE A LETTER and send it back to me. We will then publish it with your first name only in an online format for girls to be inspired, empowered and moved to write letters of their own. Please pass this on to friends and family, the more people who write letters, the more each we can have with this project.
I am so excited to read your thoughts and see the wisdom you can impart.
All my love and thanks,
Some quick guidelines:
Write a short letter aimed at young girls ages 11-16, which is an age where a young girl’s environment and the media have a large impact on body image and self-esteem. This letter can be to that girl, or maybe even to your younger self. It can be advice, it can express how you once felt (or still feel), it can be a story girls can relate to, or even a letter about how you overcame those feelings. This is a chance to reach an audience that needs support, affirmation, and to know that they are worthy of love. Please send your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st.
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(Hayley’s Note: this seems like a great project! Please participate if you can!)