Mass media portrays teen bodies and teen lives so unrealistically, it's no wonder teens focus on celebrities, plastic surgery, and dieting. Teens are bombarded with gender and racial stereotypes. And teen images on TV, on the internet, and in magazines are misrepresented and manipulated.
How is self-esteem related to pop culture? How can we decipher messages about beauty, gender roles, and sexuality? What does it mean to think critically about what we see in advertising?
Join us for a fun, interactive workshop that dives right into pop culture, including Hannah Montana, the Twilight saga, Gossip Girl, and reality TV shows.
Where: Mercer Island Library meeting room
When: Saturday, February 25, 2012, @ 2 pm
Who: guys and gals, ages 10-15, and parents
This workshop will be presented by Laura Heck, a marriage and family therapist in private practice in the greater Seattle area. She specializes in working with the tween and teen population on self-esteem building.
Sponsored by Friends of the Mercer Island Library