America, you're sending girls a mixed message. On one hand you're saying to have positive body image and love who we are, on the other we're being marketed makeup and clothing that obviously turns us into someone different.
On a hot afternoon in early September, girls race around a set of bright orange cones in Green Valley Park with their coaches. Most run, some skip and one does cartwheels. “Good job!” yells coach Casandra Stouder. Instead of name tags, each girl wears