Protecting Fashion Model Health

STRIPED and community partners Model Alliance and National Eating Disorders Association worked with California Assemblymember Marc Levine to protect the safety, health, and wellbeing of models, and change the messages girls and young women receive about what our society values.

California AB 2338

The Talent Protections Act (California AB 2338), introduced by Assemblymember Marc Levine, was signed by California Governor Brown in September 2018! It puts into place protections for professional models working in California against sexual harassment and also to address eating disorders by providing education on eating disorders to adult models. STRIPED worked in collaboration with Model Alliance and Assemblymember Levine’s office to garner support for this bill. The eating disorders community, including STRIPED, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC), and many advocates, also rallied in support of the bill, sending letters to Gov. Brown urging him to sign the bill.

Read the press release here and get more information on the legislation.
See STRIPED’s letter of support for AB 2338 here.

Check out California AB 2539 and California AB 1576 for more information regarding legislation to protect models’ health, safety, and wellbeing.