Nicole Clark, a former Elite International model, produced Cover Girl Culture to help bring about positive change in the media. She gained valuable insights into the inner workings of the fashion & advertising worlds and has become an expert on the impact the media has on our girls, namely the sexualization of girls, celebrity-hype, and the pressures on girls to be thin and pretty. Nicole's mission is to create a CLEVER GIRL CULTURE! She speaks as an expert for various groups, including the PTC. She is a contributing writer for Maria Shriver's Open Field Network.
She now offers workshops to schools and youth groups. Nicole believes "it is time to step-up and be responsible about what is important in life and have integrity in the media/advertising world with regards to teens and children. Being thin, pretty, sexy, and having lots of ‘stuff’ is not what brings happiness. Yet this is the fervent message young girls receive hundreds of times every day. "Nicole is determined to reach as many girls as possible with her message in order to help girls understand how the media operates, the truth about size zero body-shape nonsense, to analyze celebrity culture, the power in critical thinking, and to encourage girls to become media renegades who have the ability to shape the media.
Nicole was chosen for the Mayor’s List in 2010 for her continued work empowering girls and raising awareness about the issues addressed in her film. She is developing a half-day workshop for girls. (June 2013)
Nicole is currently in production on an educational dvd project for schools and girls' organizations. She also has a second documentary in post and has finished a special supplementary DVD entitled Seeing Through the Media Matrix, to follow Cover Girl Culture. Nicole has been on CNN 'American Morning',Fox News, CNN's The Joy Behar Show (Aug 2011), CTV Canada AM, CTV Provincewide, was featured in Ms. Magazine and several radio shows including NPR’s Charlotte Talks, the Laura Ingraham Show and many more. Co-author of two acclaimed children’s books that teach emotional intelligence "The Oceans of Emotions" and "Adventures in Dreamtime".