The Sister Circle went to the Neighborhood Print Shop at the Braddock Carnegie Library on January 19, 2013 gearing up for One Billion Rising Pittsburgh. On this day we made Hankies and Flags.
One Billion Rising is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. 200 countries across the world participated. The hankies say ‘Let us dance to End the Violence. Let us shake the Earth into Awareness.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013Sister Circle attended ‘Girls ARE Changing the World’ an event at Station Square.
Girls are changing the world highlighted Julia and Izzy, who are feminist-activists at Hardy Girls Healthy Women and bloggers for the SPARK Movement – a girl-fueled activist movement to demand an end to the sexualization of women and girls in the media.
After becoming frustrated by the images they saw of women and girls, Julia made a documentary and together, they wrote a successful petition–collecting 86,000 signatures–asking Seventeen Magazine to use more authentic images and to stop retouching photos to make girls and young women look sexier and less flawed. “We want to show Seventeen we love our bodies just the way they are,” Julia told Good Morning America. “We don’t need Photoshop to ‘fix’ us.”
With Julia and Izzy’s actions and an overwhelming response from thousands of like-minded readers, Seventeen editors promised to feature “real girls and models who are healthy” and to give readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how it shoots and edits photo spreads.