Last weekend, Julie Bluhm and Izzy Labbe, were in Washington DC speaking at TEDxWomen 2012, a TED-affiliated event hosted by Pat Mitchell and the Paley Center for Media featuring women and their ideas worth spreading.

Julia and Izzy gave an honest, brilliant, humorous overview of their path to success in petitioning Seventeen Magazine to halt their Photoshopping practices.

The story goes like this: Last spring, Julie and Izzy received over 86,000 signatures supporting their petition to Seventeen, a petition requesting that Seventeen feature just one unaltered photo spread per issue.  This summer, they claimed victory when Seventeen editor, Anna Shoket, published the “Body Peace Treaty” in the August 2012 issue, pledging to never alter the bodies of girls in their magazines.

We were thrilled these young women shared the stage with such a tremendous lineup of women.  Julia and Izzy are members of Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s Girls Advisory Board and submitted their action via SPARK Movement, a collaborative founded by Hardy Girls.  This is what girlpower looks like!

Check out their full TEDx talk here