Address POBox 191145 San Francisco, CA 94119 Voice (415) 839-6779 Web http://www.about-face.org
We equip women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image.
Our workshops and workshop leader trainings take place throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and our online presence reaches across the United States in all directions.
Why we do it
All the major studies point to the problem: Western culture’s emphasis on stereotypes of women and girls, and thinness as the beauty ideal, is a risk factor for depression, negative mood, and binge eating. In turn, dieting is linked with eating disorders.
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