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Born This Great: Mission accomplished!

After weeks of preparation, the “Born This Great” action came to fruition! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWk391N1Exk[/youtube] On Saturday at 10 am, the six girls met at the About-Face office, nervous but excited to go out on the streets and make people think about body image and advertising (we missed you, Amy!). After going over the logistics of the… Continue Reading →

Take Action week 3: Two Wolves & an Action

Last Wednesday’s meeting started out with a discussion on body image–a difficult topic for anyone, especially for a group of teenage girls in American society. The discussion was lead by Suzannah Neufeld, a wonderful About-Face workshop leader and therapist who frequently works with young women with eating disorders and body image issues. With guidance from… Continue Reading →

Yay Scales and brainstorms: Take Action week two!

This past week was our second About-Face Take Action meeting. We’re continuing to work towards our goal of having this year’s group of girls speak out against harmful media messages that negatively affect the way people look at themselves. b It was great having another opportunity to get to know the girls. We even had… Continue Reading →

Taking action: Our latest teen action group kicks off

You might remember that About-Face runs Take Action groups for teenage girls who want to speak out about media portrayals of women. Well, the time has come again! Last Wednesday, we met the girls in our latest group during our first meeting. Seven girls from the San Francisco Bay Area (Roslynn, Amy, Katherine, Kayla, Jasmine, Daija,… Continue Reading →

Change a bathroom scale, change a life: Event on May 6.

You are invited to join us on Friday May 6 in San Francisco to make Yay! Scales™! The fabulous Ms. Marilyn Wann, author of the book Fat!So? and Activist Extraordinaire, will teach us how to “hack” our scales to transform them into tools of empowerment. You will walk away with your very own Yay! Scale…. Continue Reading →

About-Face NYC Launch Party at Public Assembly May 3!

Check it out! About-Face is expanding to NYC, and to launch it right, our About-Face NYC contingent is putting on a fundraiser with tons of DJs and bands. Come one, come all! Details below:   Next Tues @ Public Assembly! About-Face NYC Launch Party! PARTY MASH-UP featuring: Eternia from Fat Beat Records with BEATBOXER ChesneySnow… Continue Reading →