Edge High School, PORTRAY-ELLE
PORTRAY-ELLE is an 18 week program for young women attending Edge High School designed to study the portrayal of women in media outlets and develop counter-ads that represent women in healthy and autonomous ways. These young women will examine portrayals of women regarding body image and sexuality. They will develop their own vision of healthy presentation and identify a medium to present their vision.
Pan Left Productions, Girls Film Project
Girls Film Project is a media literacy course which addresses how women are subjected to hypersexualization, commercialization, and violence through film, television, print and advertising. Young women and girls develop the skills to critically analyze what they see and hear and reflect on how such content shapes their personal belief system about themselves and the world around them. The workshop examines how culture and racial stereotypes are portrayed and addresses what impact that may have in perpetuating stereotypes and racial stigmas. Girls Film Project promotes healthy mind, body, and emotional well-being by addressing issues of body image, sexuality, beauty, and self-identity in relation to messages received by mass media.