Though Girls Inc.’s mission is to “inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM,” some parents were part of the action this winter.
Through a pilot-partnership with Marion County Council of PTAs (Parent Teacher Association), Girls Inc. facilitated its first parent workshop at Brookview Elementary School in January. Teachers, parents, and administrators at the workshop engaged in activities that exposed the differences in real images of models vs. their airbrushed image counterparts.
The Dove Evolution video provides a compelling visual of how drastic these changes can be to retouched images (see image at right). The workshop initiated thought-provoking dialogue and outlined real life scenarios about the media today’s girls are consuming. One father was flabbergasted as he viewed an airbrushed picture of a model. “Who knew?” he asked repeatedly.
This workshop encouraged parents to get involved and taught them ways to continue positive conversations with their girls outside of the Girls Inc. program. Learn more about our bold programs or program partners at our website.