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Poet Sabrina Mahfouz Confronts Portrayal of Girls in Media

OF NOTE magazine

When the London-based poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz came across an online campaign to put an end to a topless model feature in one of England’s biggest selling newspapers, she was reminded of a ghost that troubled her throughout her own girlhood. “It’s difficult as a young girl not to see yourself represented in the magazines,” she says. “It definitely limits what you think you can do.”

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Beautiful poem. I'm really impressed that she managed to bring in stats, real life issues, and female empowerment all into one piece.

    • OF NOTE magazine

      Thanks Alessandra! Sabrina Mahfouz is an inspirational poet & playwright. Here is another poem by 4 young women that might interest you on it also ties in with Halloween festivities. Please "like" us on Facebook: and "follow" us on Twitter: @ofnotemagazine. We're also on Pinterest and Google+. Thanks again for your comment.