Thursday, September 15, 2016
One graphic designer is part of the solution
Katherine Young saw this cover on Girls Life Magazine, she was disturbed. Obviously the image and the headlines perpetuate the stereotype that girls are defined by beauty and fashion. When that cover was contrasted with the September issue of Boys Life, the conflicting messages horrified Young. She decided to do something about it.
She used her skills as a graphic designer to create an alternate cover and posted the comparisons on her blog. The image went viral.
Young's cover empowers girls to be their best selves, to define themselves as healthy individuals, full of potential to mold their community and shape their future. I say Amen to that.
The media needs to listen.