Thursday, September 16, 2010

SPARK Ally of the day: Sage Salzer

Sage Salzer is a top plus-size model who has appeared in top-tier publications including The O Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, People, and in advertisements for Eddie Bauer, JCPenney, Land's End, Lane Bryant, Macy's, Nordstrom's and Tommy Hilfiger. A native of Ventura, CA, Sage started modeling at the age of 15 around the world. While in college at Sarah Lawrence, Sage found it challenging to keep her weight low enough to continue straight-size modeling and subsequently shifted her goal to advocating for healthy lifestyle choices for women and decided to pursue a career in plus-size modeling. Because of her dedication to this healthier approach to living, Sage has become one of the most successful plus-size models in the country. Sage's website is www.sagesalzer.com. Read her insight into the issues that SPARK will be tackling at the Oct 22nd summit:

"One of the most serious issues challenging the healthy development of American girls these days is the over-sexualization of our youth. It's so prevalent in our culture that I think most people and parents are desensitized to it.

One of the best books about this which I highly recommend is: 'So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect their Kids.'"

Part of "30 Allies in 30 Days." Learn more about the SPARK Summit and check back tomorrow for our next ally!

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