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Julia Bluhm and Izzy Labbe, two 14-year-old SPARK Summit bloggers, recently created quite a media stir when they showed great determination and social media skill in petitioning teen media giant Seventeen magazine to include at least one unedited photo spread per issue in the magazine’s contents. It didn’t take long for DeDe Lahman, former editor of Seventeen, to jump in and publicly back Bluhm and Labbe’s petition. Lahman became not only a supporter, but a resource for the girls. She offered words of wisdom and used her journalistic connections to try to help them reach a realistic goal.
Have you heard the name Julia Bluhm? If you follow national news, you’ve probably seen her name making headlines. That’s because recently, Bluhm and her best friend Izzy Labbe and, along with many other teen girls, have been speaking out against Photoshop. And not just any type of Photoshop use—the use of Photoshop in teen magazines. Specifically, these girls asked the editor of teen magazine sensation Seventeen to produce one page of unaltered photos per magazine.