I have been blessed to work with the sophomore girls at my church. LOVE them. They are my girls!
Working with teens has made me acutely aware of the struggles of teens.
The Girl Scouts conducted a survey which found that 90% of teen girls thought that the fashion industry and media placed too much emphasis on being skinny. Some even admitted to starving themselves to be thin.
Listen here: [audio:http://www.roxannewilson.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Girl-Scouts.mp3|titles=Girl Scouts]
Ouch. That’s me. I’m in the media. And although I don’t consciously prop up skinniness, seeing these results makes me want to help get the exact opposite message out.
The Girl Scouts have enlisted the help of plus-sized (which when you see them you will see how relative the word ‘plus’ can be. They look healthy and normal.) modes to create a new media campaign designed to help change the way girls see themselves and encourage the to love their bodies–no matter what size.
…It’s not our sizes, but our differences that make us beautiful.
You don’t have to wait on the media to get this word out. Please pass this on to anyone you know (women could stand to hear this to). It’s a message that needs to be seen, heard and believed.
For more information, go to Girls Scouts