At age 13, 53% of American girls are “unhappy with their bodies”. This grows to 78% by the time girls reach the age of 17. Each year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders. More than 90% of those afflicted are adolescent and young adult women. Bullying is also a serious threat to the self-esteem of teenage girls. Those most at risk are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool”.
The Mirror Mirror Girl Project
The Mirror Mirror Girl Project was created and launched in March 2012, specifically to equip 9th grade girls with the tools to discover and value their identity. Our goal is to provide every 9th grade girl with a copy of the Mirror Mirror Book during an inspiring school assembly hosted by The IMAGINE Foundation Mirror Mirror Girl Team and to provide each school counselor with the Mirror Mirror Course. The Mirror Mirror Girl Project is designed to equip young women to handle issues such as body image disorders, unhealthy relationships, rejection, bullying and intimidation, dysfunctional family life, peer group pressure and more.