A teenager from Maine is petitioning Seventeen to print images of real girls, without any photoshop enhancements, in an effort to help young women accept themselves exactly as they are. Julia Bluhm, a 14-year-old from Maine, has started a petition on change.org asking the youth publication to print at least one photoshop-free spread per month, and she’s getting enough support behind her to really make a difference.
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It’s every beauty lover’s worst nightmare: you go to the department store to repurchase your favorite product, only to find out it’s been discontinued. Cue the tears, the irrational anger at the salesperson who broke the news, and the conviction that the whole world has turned against you. For me, this happened when I ran out of my favorite MAC eyeshadow, an opalescent peachy-pink shade that flattered the golden undertones of my skin. For Kathy Lee Gifford, a similar tragedy struck when she tried to hunt down Chanel’s uber-limited edition Khaki Rose nail polish, part of a trio made for Fashion’s Night Out last year. The Chanel polishes sold like hotcakes until the company ran out of supplies and pulled the plug. Gifford was crushed (I know the feeling). The peppy daytime talk show host and I have both been victims of the discontinued phenomenon.