Looks like the popular online petition from 14-year-old Julia Bluhm has finally spurred Seventeen magazine to stop making other teens feel bad about themselves.
Bluhm’s petition, which was posted to Change.org on April 19, had asked the magazine to showcase "regular girls that look like me in a
magazine that's supposed to be for me," and to commit to print one unaltered photo spread per month. Within four days, the petition would gained nearly 85,000 signatures.
Shortly after, Seventeen Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket invited Bluhm and her mother into her offices where they signed an eight-point “Body Peace Treaty” which pledged to “never change girls’ body or face shapes” and to be “totally up-front about what goes into our photo shoots.” The Treaty will appear in the magazine's August issue beneath a note from Shoket.
But this victory is only the start for Bluhm. Not one to rest on her laurels, she's now setting sights on Teen Vogue with a new petition, which has already received
more than 1,800 signatures.