A few weeks ago, I wrote about girls who ask YouTube commenters, of all people, to tell them if they're ugly. One young woman in the post — who, as a result, was featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, and other news outlets that picked up our story, emailed me last week to tell me that she was not actually a tween but a 21-year-old student at Kansas City Art Institute working on a thesis project concerning tween culture and the societal pressures facing girls transitioning into womanhood. After I got over feeling Punk'd, I wanted to know more about her project.
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