Monday News: Introducing Judy Bluhm.

This is Judy Bluhm. She is a 14-year-old ballet dancer from Maine who led a movement to end Seventeen Magazine’s use of photograph retouching to alter the bodies of its models. The editor of Seventeen, Ann Shocket, published a Body Peace Treaty, which promises to celebrate a wide spectrum of body types, skin tones, and hair textures and to feature healthy models. Two of her friends started a group that has Teen Vogue in its sights, with the hope of obtaining similar assurances. Having observed the goings on in fashion magazines for almost three decades now, I’d love to see this executed in magazines which feature women of all ages. Change is definitely in the air, with magazines like O requesting models over 30 for editorial and advertising content.

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