‘Girls on the Run’ Prepare for 5K Race


The media is full of messages to girls and women about their image, their role and their value.

Most recently, Ashley Judd received the brunt of the entertainment industry’s vitriol as they discussed her “puffy” appearance, followed by all sorts of speculation. She took to the pen and composed a sharp, powerful essay asserting not only her own personal dignity and strength, but that of all other women bombarded by society’s unrealistic expectations (perpetuated by the media).

Some organizations, like Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, have worked to develop a counter-culture within the media, while others have developed programs to reach girls at a young age with a positive message.

Girls on the Run is one of those.

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