Touched Up Images

Kara Powell | Aug 17, 2010

My husband thought I might be interested in this example of an Ann Taylor model’s picture both before and after it’s been touched-up. He’s right. I am interested. And frustrated. She’s thin enough in the first picture, isn’t she?

Please show this to teenage girls. No wonder they don’t feel like they can look like the models. By the time pictures are air-brushed, even the models don’t look like the images that we eventually see.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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