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Meet Yanique, Featured Speaker at SPARK Summit's Reel to Real Event

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Yanique Richards always shared a passion for change through the power of voice. At a very young age, she noticed that speaking into her hairbrush as if it were a microphone and wearing her mother’s work shoes was not just the childish dress-up that most young girls dabble…

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SPARK Blogtour: Cully Schultz on Our Bodies, Ourselves

In the latest installation from the  SPARK blogtour, high school senior Cully Schultz blogs from Our Bodies, Ourselves on the (mis)representation of of girls and women on TV. Cully writes about the damaging effects of the media’s narrow definition of the “perfect woman,” and the need for more accurate representations of women and girls as…

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Glee GQ Photos: Soft Porn?

The internet has been abuzz with the highly sexualized photo spread of Glee Cast members Lea Michele and Dianna Agron, taken for the men’s magazine GQ. Dubbed “Glee Gone Wild” these photographs are targeted at GQ’s readership, made up of 72% men whose median age is 33.4. Yet the characters in the extraordinarily popular television…

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Where Is Your Line?

How can we explore the boundaries of violence and pleasure?  What does living in a “sexually liberated” society really mean? Where is your line? Nancy Schwartzman travels around the country with her film The Line in order to ask young woman and men these very questions.  It’s a sex-positive, anti sexual violence movement called The Line…

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More from the SPARK Blogtour at Scarleteen!

The SPARK blogtour continues as we get closer and closer to the big event (the Summit is THIS Friday — have you registered?). Today’s stop is Scarleteen, where 17-year-old activist Sade talks about her work with YWCHAC to address the increasing rates of HIV infection in young women of color ages 13-24. Sade has some…

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SPARK's blogtour rolls on – Read Melissa Campbell on Shaping Youth!

The latest stop on the SPARK blogtour takes us to ShapingYouth, where activist Melissa Campbell answers questions about how to inspire young people to take action against sexualization. Melissa tells us, “I think the way to encourage girls to become dedicated to change is to make them understand how sexualization affects them personally before they…

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MTV’s Campaigns Target Digital Abuse and Promote Healthy Sexuality

MTV has two great pro-social campaigns helping young people take control of their minds and bodies in a digital age, with an emphasis on staying informed and healthy. can i buy cuban cigars online MTV’s overnight shipping viagra soft A Thin Line campaign recognizes that as the ways we interact and communicate change, lines that…

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Follow the SPARK Blogtour!

Have you been following the SPARK blogtour? Leading up to the October 22 SPARK Summit, girl activists have been lighting up the blogosphere, sharing their unique voices by guest-blogging from the websites of SPARK allies and participating organizations. In case you missed out, here is where the blogtour has stopped so far: STOP 1 –Carmen…

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