“Ugly Girl” Interview in the Independent- October 22, 2012

Screen Shot 2013-06-25 at 08.37.05I was Interviewed by Laura Bates of The Independent for an article entitled “Ugly Girl”.  A young girl of 15 wrote in to describe how she feels about herself based on how she looks.

Unfortunately, she is representative of huge numbers of teenage girls as well as women, suffering from the ideas and the pressure society puts on them to conform to a very narrow media defined ideal of appearance.  Laura Bates asked me to comment on the prevalence of this problem and the impact it has on women.  This is a huge social issue we are all facing today but there are ways we can help stop the spread of these damaging messages.