Julia Bluhm of Waterville, Maine, holds up a copy of "Seventeen" magazine as she leads a protest outside Hearst Corp. headquarters in New York. Bluhm delivered a petition of about 25,000 names and met with officials from the magazine urging them to publish one spread a month of model photos that have not been altered. She says images of young girls in the magazine present an impossible ideal for today's teens. Seventeen's Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket responded to the campaign in the August issue with a letter acknowledging readers' concerns and vowing never to alter girls' bodies or faces, giving Bluhm more than she'd asked for.
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published Friday, July 6th, 2012