Interested in taking action? We encourage you to steal and idea or two from those listed below. And if you do end up taking your action to the street, contact us and we may highlight you on our blog.
“Born This Great” Action
A group of young women set up right in front of the Skyy vodka ad with a woman’s hand unzipping a red jacket, in position to ask people what they thought of the ad.
A few paces away, the three other girls set up the mirror/T-shirt station where individuals would be asked to write something positive about themselves.
Yay! Scales in San Francisco
What is a Yay! Scale? It’s a standard bathroom scale that is re-worked into a positive tool that, instead of focusing on the weight of the user, compliments her by saying how wonderful she is. Don’t you want to see “amazing” instead of a number on your scale? We thought so! Marilyn Wann, the author of the great book Fat!So?, taught us how to make these scales, and you can buy your own here.
Covert Dressing Room Action
One Summer Take Action group created removable decals with their own positive messages on them. Then, they posted these decals on various stores’ fitting room mirrors in the heavily populated Union Square area and downtown shopping area in San Francisco. They also handed out decals to others who wished to do the same or to keep one for their mirrors at home. (Buy some of the decals we made, learn how to make static-cling decals like ours or download ours!)
“Cardboard Cutouts” Action
In this action, seven young women from the San Francisco Bay Area took to San Francisco’s Powell BART station to speak out about negative media messages and receive positive support from their community.