The girls will look at magazines and discuss how women are currently portrayed in the media. They will then view the ads from earlier years and discuss how advertising had changed especially in relation to body image, female interests and careers, etc. It is important to include positive images ads in addition to negative ads in this discussion to further emphasize the contrast between the past and the present. This discussion points out just how powerful the media is and its tremendous impact on young people.
How would you describe your physical appearance? (Pretend someone must find you at an airport and they have never met you before.)
What is your best physical asset?
What animal moves like you?
“You have to accept who you are- and that is beautiful” Alicia Keys (Weston, 2003)
I am comfortable in my own body