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Interview Questions

How do you feel about health & beauty companies that test their products on animals?

Are you aware of any cruelty-free companies, or companies that do test on animals?


NYC Girl’s Project

Who: New York City Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg

What: Launching public health campaign, NYC Girl’s Project

When: Fall 2014, according to NYC.gov website

Where:  New York City

Why: to educate women of all ages about the risks of negative body images. With the proper education, city officials are hoping to prevent the effects that negative body images have such as: eating disorders, drinking, acting out sexually, suicide and bullying.

Article Quote: “Mr. Bloomberg is taking on the popular, unattainable notions of beauty promoted by professional image-makers with a campaign that tells girls that they are beautiful the way they are.”


Article Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/nyregion/city-unveils-a-campaign-to-improve-girls-self-esteem.html?smid=pl-share

Campaign Link: http://www.nyc.gov/html/girls/html/home/home.shtml

Short Script


*Event Music plays

Ms. Dillon: “Come on girls, we’re going to set up over here”

*Teacher points to a reserved section towards the back on the venue

Jessica (to Maria): I cannot believe we are in London…at IMATS. This is a dream come true.”

Maria (to Jessica): Oh my god! I know! This has been my goal since I started beauty school. I can’t wait to see all of the…..

SFX: THUDD! (Something hits the glass window)

Maria: What the fuck! What was that?

IMATS Attendee: “Those are the assholes from PETA. Every year they protest IMATS because they think we used cosmetics that have been tested on animals. It’s 2014, everyone uses cruelty-free cosmetics.”

Maria (to IMATS girl): “Are they allow to throw shit at us?”

IMATS girl: “No, but every now and again, they get away with it.”

Jessica: “Well that’s great. ‘Welcome to IMATS…hide your shit from PETA’”

SFX: Event music drowns out