GENEVIEVE SACHS is a rising Senior at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago, IL. She is extremely active in a variety of theater, visual arts, and media-related programs, and has played lead roles in a variety of productions, ranging from shows like Women and Wallace or Seussical the Musical, to being a part of the youth ensemble accompanying Ryan Gosling during his band Dead Man’s Bones’s tour.
In addition to also being interested in alternative fashion, yoga, Greek food, and Netflix, she has been interested for years in issues related to how to promote better content and images for and about girls in media, television and movies. At the age of 12, she participated in a girls’ leadership conference on this topic called “Turn Beauty Inside Out,” sponsored by New Moon Magazine. Most recently, for an art competition, she created a mixed media sculptural piece on the subject of beauty and its distortions.
She is thrilled to be joining the Speaking of Beauty blog team and contributing to the conversation on how women and girls are viewed, and view themselves.