10:45 am, July 12th | by Laura Donovan
It’s been fascinating to watch high school girls call upon teen magazines to cut down on Photoshopping and feature more realistic images of young women, but it was only a matter of time before one of the campaigns experienced some bumps in that road. That appears to have happened to 17-year-old Emma Stydahar and 16-year-old Carina Cruz, whose Teen Vogue protest landed earned them a meeting with the publication’s higher-ups on Wednesday. Though the girls drew in a large crowd at their mock photoshoot across the street from Condé Nast’s headquarters, their chat with the magazine’s staffers didn’t go over so smoothly.
2:00 pm, July 11th | by Laura Donovan
Two months after 14-year-old Julia Bluhm called on Seventeen to start featuring more realistic images of young women in the glossy pages of the magazine, fellow SPARK movement activists Emma Stydahar and Carina Cruz led a mock photoshoot protest of their own in hopes of convincing Teen Vogue to never alter the photographs of models and include more diverse content.