, Jessica Barlow began a petition asking CLEO magazine to stop photoshopping images of girls. More than 20,000 people signed the petition, which impacted the magazine and produced outstanding results. After making the editor aware of all the thousands of girls whose self-esteem had been affected by photoshopping policies, Jessica came out winning. The magazine agreed to:
- Print their photoshopping policy in the front pages of every issue
- "Never slim down or alter girls' physical appearance in the photos they personally shoot for the mag"
- Consider "a disclaimer on externally sourced altered cover images"
- Include "a six-page spread on the issues of digitally altering images, magazine and body image."
This is a great example of someone speaking out and seeing results!
To find out more, visit Jessica's petition page