The Body Issue

Summer 2017


Dear Readers,

    Welcome to the second issue of the Girl Talk Magazine! The Body Issue explores the connotations and current issues revolving around the female body. Inside, you will find a wide variety of articles and art. Students from different high schools across America have contributed, either publicly or anonymously, their opinions, research, advocacy, and art to the second Girl Talk Magazine.


    Centering around the female body, articles feature personal stories about sexual assault and eating disorders, critical discussions about the future of pornography and consent, the glorification of Victoria’s Secret models, critiques of one size fits all policies, and more. Visual interpretations of the female body, ranging from paintings to mosaics, are displayed as well. As a warning, some articles in The Body Issue contain sensitive and potentially triggering material, which include sexual assault depictions and violence against women. As an organization who strives to tackle a wide range of gender topics, our second issue does not shy away from controversial, yet important discussions about female sexuality and gender. Lifting different voices, the Girl Talk brings forward the diversity of female experiences around the globe. We hope that as readers, you will keep an open mind, and use Girl Talk as a space to be educated, inspired, and challenged.


As always, we would love to hear your responses to our work. With our expanding staff and support, we welcome any feedback or questions about becoming more involved with the Girl Talk Magazine. To submit articles, feedback, thoughts, and ideas, email us at, or feel free to contact us through our instagram and facebook.


    -Eunice and Charlotte, Editors in Chief