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Images: Beauty, Media, and the Misrepresentation of Girls of Color Elizabeth Zalanga, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)

This documentary, told from the perspective of girls of color, creates awareness about beauty issues that impact the self-image of girls of color. It focuses on the unique role social media and popular media outlets play in influencing how girls of color perceive themselves and are perceived by othe

Recreating the Standard Sydnie Heslop, University at Albany

Black women in this film tell their stories about the experiences they have had in a society where their beauty, intelligence and existence is undervalued.

Silently Sorry Meghan Montminy, Pelham High School

This short film is meant to relay an important message: there is NEVER an excuse to bully someone. Today, women feel pressured by society to live up to high standards when it comes to being beautiful. Society has turned being beautiful into a competition, turning people on one another and causing p

This is Me Brianna Sumpter, Hetrick-Martin Institute

This documentary tracks my journey with type 2 diabetes over the course of a few years, and how I got myself off of insulin through adopting a plant-based diet. It is meant to raise awareness about what coping with diabetes looks like and to encourage people to take control of their diet and their h

Chosen Halimah Muhammad, Kent State University

Chosen seeks to raise awareness about the pressure for the attainment of outward validation and relationship status across the world. A young woman for the first time reveals to her friends a poem she wrote that chronicles her journey to uncover the truth about what it means to be chosen as beautif

I Am Beautiful Jenna Sackett, Huntington University

Women explain what they see as beautiful, what they feel they do not need to be beautiful, and encourage girls and women around the world to grow confident in their own beauty.

Girls and Dolls Megan K Palmer, SUNY Geneseo

Girls and Dolls is a critical look at the deliberate promotion of beauty standards doll companies produce and market towards young girls. Society rewards women who use makeup to be beautiful, and treats those who may not always choose traditional femininity (makeup/fashion) as lesser. Dolls, markete

Honest Beauty Bianca Yan, The Benjamin School

Beauty is not defined by what we look like because all women are beautiful, no matter what. We are so similar to nature because we come in all shapes and sizes just like flowers. We all identify differently, whether it being sexual orientation, pronouns or race. We are all different and we express o

I Am Beautiful Yeny Gomez, Eastfield College

This is my Girl's Impact The World Film entry. The media has standards for how a Girl's and Woman's body should be and look like. In my film I talk about insecurities and how for the longest time girls and women have struggled with self esteem. In order change this, we must change our mentality firs

Perception Francesca Samperisi, Fashion Institute of Technology.

This video is designed to help you be your best selfloving self, no matter your gender identification or race. I based my short on my own personal journey of self discovery. My hope is that we change the perception a of beauty as a society and push the media to wake up and see that everyone can be