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Name: Dearbhla Crossen
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Belfast
Campaign: Body Image

There is a pressure on teenagers to look good based on what they see in magazines and on the internet.


We hope to encourage boys and girls to feel good the way they are.


I've seen how social media influences young minds as people feel they have to look a certain way. This is what I want to change among young people.


We're constantly confronted, on a daily basis, with what it means to be 'perfect'. But what is perfect?


It's not just girls we're looking to reach out to, because this affects boys too.


Our aim is to develop a campaign, which will not only deter young people away from getting sucked in by the images they see, but to be comfortable with the way they are.


Everybody is different and to judge somebody from the way they look is wrong. This is what we are fighting to change.


I hope our Fixers message will reach the people it needs to and hopefully make a change.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:


Abiodom Ajeiunmobi

Clidna McKeown

Colleen McAvoy

Danielle Toman

Jordan McAllister

Katie Ward

Liam O'Reilly

Megan Taylor

Paul McKernan

Rachel Taylor

Sheila Mulgrew

Stephen Donnelly

St Teresa's Youth Centre

Thank you for your support on this project.


Dr Helen Dixon, Social Media Analyst, QUB

Dr Dixon supported my Fix by giving her expert views on my broadcast piece.

October 2013

 My project has had encouraging and positive feedback! Below are some comments I have received:


'Great idea and well done to you all for your hard work. I'm sure it will be helpful for lots of people.'


'So proud of the members of St Teresa's Youth Centre, you have made the entire centre and I so extremely proud. Well done to you all!'


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