"I was surprised at myself, actually, when I found myself thinking, 'Oh, why can't I be Miley?!', throughout the entire concert. She is absolutely gorgeous, has (and has had) beyond gorgeous boyfriends, a brilliant career... all while being only a year and a half older than me. Some days I feel that my obsession with teen stars and the internet (embarrassed to admit I spend up to nine hours per day on here D:) are not harming me at all, but then other days, like yesterday, all I can think is how unfair it is that I don't look like them, or have their lives and I can feel myself spiraling downwards, and it's not a good thing. I consider myself a pretty mature seventeen-year-old, so if I feel like I don't want to be at one of the concerts, or while watching their tv shows or seeing pictures of them on the internet, how much worse will it be for a tween?"
- Teen Girl with a Satchel Georgie Carroll responds to 'Body image in the new media landscape'.