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MEDIAGIRLS @ PHA: How Media Influences the Way Girls Value Themselves

At MEDIAGIRLS, we start our program by focusing on what media is comprised of, how exactly media portrays “the perfect girl,” and what stereotypes arise across races and cultures. Girls compare media’s “perfect girl” to their own physical appearance, and discuss how this disconnect – and the impossibility of meeting media’s beauty standard – impacts girls. Here’s how the girls of Prospect Hill Academy in Cambridge express the difference between media’s impossible beauty expectations and their own appearances.