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Check us out! Since we first started in 1995, About-Face has been mentioned, quoted, and interviewed all over the place.

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“Beyond the Headlines,” public affairs TV show on ABC7/KGO-TV, February 16, 2014

KRON 4 News at 8pm, June 15, 2013


ABC 7/KGO-TV, “Body image group protests at Victoria’s Secret in San Francisco”, June 15, 2013


ABC’s 20/20, August 16, 2012: “The Mirror-Free Bride” with Kjerstin Gruys, author and About-Face’s Program Evaluation Consultant

Jennifer Berger with Author Peggy Orenstein and Simone Marean, Executive Director of Girls Leadership Institute on Forum, KQED Public Radio, San Francisco, March 2, 2012 

[Click here to listen to this episode of Forum]


NBC Bay Area News at 6, February 22, 2012: About-Face Executive Director Jennifer Berger on Princess Culture with Peggy Orenstein


CBS 5 Morning Edition News, February 18, 2012; Interview with About-Face Executive Director Jennifer Berger


O Magazine, June 2010


“SF Live” on ACCESS SF (San Francisco Public Access Television); interview with Jennifer Berger and intern Sydney Calander, March 12, 2009


“View from the Bay,” TV show on ABC 7/KGO-TV San Francisco, Friday, August 22, 2008


“Beyond the Headlines,” TV show on ABC7/KGO-TV, August 12, 2007



  • San Jose Mercury News: “Thick and Thin” by Mary Gottschalk (July 10, 2000)
  • Channel2000.com: “About-Face.org Attacks Weight Issues with Humor” by Scott Cross (May 18, 2000)
  • News@ediets.com: “Women 7 Advertising: Image is Everything…That’s Wrong!” by Kim Droze (April 6, 2000)
  • The Daily Orange, “Activist Condemns Portrayal of Women” by Beth Braverman (February 17, 2000)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, “Message to Girls” by Diana Cooper (January 24, 2000)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, “Nurturing Girl’s Traits, Talents and Interests” by Kathy Bruin (January 13, 2000)
  • Tribal Talk: The Voice of Fat Chance Belly Dance: “FCBD Collaborates on Body Image Workshop” Unknown Author (November 1999)
  • Adweek: “In Your Face” by Emily Fromm (October 4, 1999)
  • Herplanet.com: “The Sun Award: September’s Winner, Kathy Bruin” Unknown Author (September 14, 1999)
  • Chickpages.com: “Stop Starvation Imagery” Unknown Author (September 17, 1999)
  • Health and Fitness Idea Source: “Media Images: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly” by April Durrett (March 1999)
  • MSN Women: “Web Guide: About-Face” (February 5, 1999)
  • “Big Buttocks Are Not a Disease, Popular African Proverb” Unknown Author (1999)
  • Femina: “Women on the Web” by Sue de Groot (November 1998)
  • Bitch magazine: “Please Don’t Feed the Models: A Day In the Life of an Urban Guerrilla” by Kathy Bruin (Fall 1998)
  • The Michigan Independent Journal: “Don’t Feed the Supermodels” by Carrie Downes (Summer 1998)
  • Health and Fitness Idea Source: “Web Site Focuses on Body Image” Unknown Author (July/August 1998)
  • Marie Claire: “Websites to Watch” Unknown Author (August 1998)
  • Media Watch Newsletter: “Please Don’t Feed the Models” Unknown Author (Summer 1998)
  • Healing Currents, A Journal of Healing: “Healing Your Body Image by Ignoring Advertising” by Miftah Leath (May 1998)
  • San Francisco State University Golden Gater: “Skinny Ad Imagery Under Fire” by Scott Martin (February 19, 1998)
  • Mr. Media, Websites of the Week: “About-Face” Unknown Author (January 21, 1998)
  • Awesome Universal Website, 500 Best of the Net: “#3 About-Face” Unknown Author (January 6, 1998)


  • Ultimate Internet Guide: “About-Face”, Unknown Author (October 1997)
  • Communication Arts: “Sexism in Advertising” by Anne Telford (September/October 1997)
  • San Francisco Chronicle (Letters to Editor), “Damaging Ads” by Tom Eastham (December 31, 1996)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, “Some Idea! –Too Thin, Pouty and Easy” by Debra J. Saunders (December 20, 1996)
  • New Age Journal: “Image Isn’t Everything” by Kevin Lee (July/August 1996)
  • The San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Make Peace with Food” Unknown Author (February 7-13, 1996)
  • Vol. 1 ZINES: “Emaciation Stinks” (1996)
  • “Bodies Are Not Fashion Accessories” Press Release #3 (February 2, 1996)
  • Marin Independent Journal, “Marin Panel Says Thin No Longer In” by Nancy Isles Nation (February 7, 1996)
  • The Progressive, “No More Waifs” by Margaret Lee (November 1995)
  • The Orion: “Dreaming of a World Without Skinny White Girls” by R. Erick Ott (September 20, 1995)
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Emaciation Proclamation: SF Group Fights Glorification of ‘Anorexic’ Models” by Katynka Martinez (September 13, 1995)
  • Detroit Free Press, “Calvin Klein Ads Demand a Reponse” by Debra J. Saunders (August 25, 1995)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, “What Comes Between Calvin and Kiddie Porn?” by Debra J. Saunders (August 23, 1995)
  • San Jose Mercury News, “1,000 Posters Target Starved ‘Waif’ Look” Unknown Author (August 21, 1995)
  • The Press Democrat, “Curveless Look Target of SF Campaign” Unknown Author (August 18, 1995)
  • San Mateo Times, “Group Takes Aim at Skinny Model Look” Unknown Author (August 18, 1995)
  • The Denver Post, “So Thin” Unknown Author (August 18, 1995)
  • San Francisco Examiner, “You Can Be Too Thin” Unknown Author (August 18, 1995)
  • Marin Independent Journal, “Supermodel’s Waif Look Inspires Protest Poster” by Karyn Hunt (August 18, 1995)
  • Action Group Targets Calvin Klein Advertisements (August 14, 1995)

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