“I am a CANVAS. Every day society projects certain standards, messages, and images UPON ME. Society tells me how I should look, act, and feel. So when you ask me who I am, I don’t always know what to tell you. But I am learning to step away from these projections, and use them to make a statement of MY OWN.”
As an eating disorder survivor, Colby College student, Aleah Starr developed PROJECTION to allow people to tell their stories anonymously and to push back the media and cultural messages projected onto girls' (and guys') bodies.
At SPARK Summit's PROJECTION "action spot" girls and their allies responded to the prompt: "If you could talk back to the media, what would you say?" Click on the photo below to see the full album or watch this video of PROJECTION taken at SPARK and other sites. Each photo tells a unique story, more powerful because it combines an anonymous author's statement with a model willing to stand up and speak for her or him.
SPARK Summit Action Spot Prompt: If you could talk back to the media, what would you say? Projection Photographer: Bek Anderson
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Be sure to send your story prompt and fave photos from your projection to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can share them with all of our SPARK partners and supporters!
Other PROJECTION Projects:
Girls Unlimited: Powered by Girl Prompt: If you could talk back to the media, what would you say? Projection Photographers: Kendyl Sullivan, Monica Albu
Eating Disorder Activism Prompt: What is your story? Projection Photographers: Kristin Nissen, Kelly Riffer, Monica Albu