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The Wall Street Journal, “When Your Young Daughter Wants to Act Like a Teen” by Sue Shellenbarger, January 10, 2017

San Jose Mercury News, Body-positive: ‘About Face’ fashion show a celebration of styles and sizes” by Martha Ross, March 2, 2016

Op-Ed by About-Face: San Francisco Chronicle, “Activists helped bring Barbie’s new bodies to market” by Jennifer Berger, February 2, 2016

Yahoo! Beauty, “Racist Ad Raises Questions About Beauty Ideals”, by Audrey D. Brashich, January 11, 2016

The Washington Post, “What Happens When Daughters Start to Outshine Their Mothers?”, by Audrey D. Brashich, November 20, 2015

Yahoo! Beauty, “Why More Men Are Getting More Cosmetic Procedures Than Ever”, by Audrey D. Brashich, November 18, 2015

Yahoo! Beauty, “Is the Stigma of Plastic Surgery Vanishing? (And Is That a Good Thing?)”, by Sara Bliss, September 17, 2015

Yahoo! Beauty, “Does the Revenge Body Trend Empower Women — Or Not?”, by Audrey D. Brashich, August 26, 2015

Op-Ed by About-Face: San Francisco Chronicle, “Is it a big deal when every swimsuit issue model isn’t tiny?”, by Jennifer Berger, February 10, 2015


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

The Daily Mail (United Kingdom), “Protestors strip down to their underwear outside Victoria’s Secret to take a stand against ‘unrealistic’ body images“, by Margot Peppers, June 17, 2013

Jezebel, People Don Their Skivvies to Push for Body Diversity at Victoria’s Secret” by Laura Beck, June 17, 2013

The Huffington Post, “Victoria’s Secret Protest In Bras Outside California Store Demands Body Diversity”, June 17, 2013

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

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“Girls and the Ambition Gap” on Forum with Michael Krasny, KQED Public Radio, San Francisco, March 2, 2012
Guests: Jennifer Berger, Executive Director of About-Face, Author Peggy Orenstein, and Simone Marean, Executive Director of Girls Leadership on Forum, KQED Public Radio, San Francisco, March 2, 2012



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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