So many little girls want to change everything about themselves. All we want to change is their minds…We can help every little girl see how beautiful she really is. -Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
AnyBody (Giving women a voice to challenge images of women).
The Beautiful Women Project (A sculptural exhibition of the torsos of 119 real women aged 19-91).
The Beauty Myth.Wolf, Naomi. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1991.
The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to be Perfect. Maine, Margo and Kelly, Joe. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005 (and others).
Body Wars: Making Peace With Women’s Bodies. Maine, Margo. Carlsbad: Gurze Books, 2000.
Campaign for Real Beauty (Dove’s campaign, including a short video illustrating how the ideal image is created).
Ellen Fisher-Turk (The use of photography and journal writing to change how one sees oneself).
Girl Power-Retouch (A demonstration of retouching on a magazine cover).
Healthy Body Image: Teaching Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies Too! (A comprehensive holistic guide and curriculum for upper elementary age children).
Inside Beauty (A behind-the-scenes look at the beauty and fashion industries).
In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You. Graydon, Shari. Toronto: Annick Press Ltd., 2004.
Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture).
Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Communities. Atkins, Dawn (ed.). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 1998.
The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private. Bordo, Susan. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000.
The Media and Body Image: If Looks Could Kill. Wykes, Maggie and Gunter, Barrie. London: Sage Publications, 2005.
Mind on the Media/Turn Beauty Inside Out Project (Works to foster awareness of images of girls and women in the media).
The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness. Chernin, Kim. New York: Harper & Row, 1981 (and others).
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness (A film based on Jean Kilbourne’s lecture).
This Is Who I Am: Our Beauty in All Shapes and Sizes. Olson, Rosanne. New York: Artisan Books, 2008.
True Body Project (A journal and film created by teenage girls).
Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. Bordo, Susan. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.
Unwanted Hair and Hirsutism: A Book for Women. Amoroso, Alison. Lexington, KY: Your Health Press, 2010.
The Woman’s Belly Book: Finding Your Treasure Within. Sarasohn, Lisa. 2003.
Photoshopping and Retouching Sites & Information
Girl Power-Retouch (A demonstration of retouching on a magazine cover.)