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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Alanna Holt Speaks About Misrepresentation

Dear Alanna Holt:

Three cheers for sharing your thoughts on how the media (mis)represents woman. We don't know you personally, but your YouTube video for the Miss Representation project was right on, to the point, and will hopefully go viral. Best of luck to you, Alanna!

If you can't see the video above, click here.


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Way to speak out, Alanna! Thanks, LW!

Alanna said...

Hi! Oh, thanks so much for posting this! I am doing everything I can to spread awareness about misrepresentation in the media, and to get the word out about AMAZING projects like MissRepresentation and Beauty Redefined. Thanks for the support!!

Even in higher education and professional schools, gender biases pervade and it's about time we all started talking about it!

Little Willow said...

Hi Alanna! You are welcome. Thank YOU for visiting readergirlz. :)