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What is SPARK?

Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge (SPARK) is a movement for girls’ rights to healthy sexuality.  It began at the SPARK Summit, a day to speak out, push back, plan, and have fun. The SPARK Summit was designed to engage girls as part of the solution rather than to protect them from the problem. Workshops and action spots gave…

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SPARK – Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge – is a day to speak out, push back on the sexualization of girls, and have fun while igniting a movement for girls’ rights to healthy sexuality. SPARK Summit will jumpstart a movement for change.…

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My Experiences in an “All Boys Club”

Written by Haleigh Taylor, senior at the United States Military Academy at West Point Almost every time I talk to someone about where I chose to go to college, they are shocked. Then the inevitable question; “What is it like being a woman at the United States Military Academy?”  If I happen to be wearing…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Sage Salzer

Sage Salzer is a top plus-size model who has appeared in top-tier publications including The O Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, People, and in advertisements for Eddie Bauer, JCPenney, Land’s End, Lane Bryant, Macy’s, Nordstrom’s and Tommy Hilfiger. A native of Ventura, CA, Sage started modeling at the age of 15 around the world.…

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SPARK Ally of the Day: Shelby Knox

I’m just coming to terms with the fact I’m not a “girl activist” anymore, although the documentary that told my story of fighting to get better sex education into my Texas high school, The Education of Shelby Knox, captured me forever as a bubbly fifteen year-old with questionable fashion sense. Since the film came out,…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Deborah Tolman

I am a developmental psychologist, researcher, mother (of two teenage boys), professor, activist, daughter. I grew up before Title IX and did not know that I could be as strong with my body as I was with my mind. As an adult, I stumbled into body competence by accident and have been pursuing it, along…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Jess Weiner

Considered this generation’s “Go to Girl” for self-esteem, Jess Weiner inspires audiences worldwide with her authentic take on living a confident life. She is a best selling author and the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Talk to Jess, LLC and the Actionist® Network, a global online community that recognizes and connects individuals and organizations…

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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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