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SPARK Ally of the day: Shari Miles-Cohen

“I am the senior director of the American Psychological Association Women’s Programs Office (WPO). The WPO works to improve the status, health, and well-being of women psychologists and women in the general public. I am adding my spark to this movement because the APA’s Task Force Report on the Sexualization of Girls found that the…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Julia Barry

Julia Barry is the creator of In Her Image: Producing Womanhood in America, a multi-media program addressing the effects of contemporary American images. Julia is a also a successful singer/musician, and wrote a number of original pieces specifically for the project, In Her Image. Talk about a modern-day Renaissance woman! In her own words, Julia…

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SPARK Ally of the day: L. Monique Ward

I’m a psychology professor at the University of Michigan and have been doing research for the past 17 years both on teens’ sexual development and on media influences on teens’ lives. I was also a member of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. I have conducted many research studies analyzing the narrow…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Peggy Moss

Peggy Moss is the author of award-winning books for children: One of Us, Our Friendship Rules and Say Something. She is a former hate violence lawyer who writes and talks about bullying, teasing and relationships. Peggy also writes “It’s time to rescue the media from these pathetic patterns of sexualization that limit girls and cater…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Nancy Gruver

Because of my experience at New Moon Girls I’m passionate about girls’ self-expression and the need for girls to be respected. When girls are sexualized in the media, it hurts them and boys in many ways that carry into adult life. SPARK gives girls a way to speak up for themselves and speak out against…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Dr. Carla Stokes

I am a health educator, life coach, speaker, and founder of Helping Our Teen Girls In Real Life Situations, Inc. (HOTGIRLS) ®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of young women and girls in underserved communities through health education, leadership development, and media education. I am also developing books, products, and…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Jean Kilbourne

I’ve been studying the image of women in the media for over 40 years and made my first film, Killing Us Softly, way back in 1979. I’ve long been dreaming of a movement that would challenge the objectification and sexualizaion of girls. I’m delighted to help ignite the wonderful PBG campaign! Part of “30 Allies…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Vinitha Nair

I’m the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Platform Shoes Forum. I co-created Zoey’s Room to encourage and retain girls into science, technology, engineering, and math career pathways. The ZR platform aims to provide an alternate focus for girls that is positive, collaborative, and supportive of each other. In the media, no other sub-sector seems to…

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