Lin is a girl in Grade 11 who mainly sees media images of successful women in various professional spheres who are thin and beautiful. She is beginning to associate being successful as a woman with these physical characteristics. She has started throwing out the lunch her parents packed for her; she is determined to lose weight.

Lin‘s teacher has noticed the attitudes held by some of the girls in his class and he is determined to provide them with an alternative vision of success for women. He decides to organize gender specific projects for whoever wants to participate, and he finds another theme relevant to boys or anyone else who might identify with them.

The teacher looks through various magazines searching for diverse images of real women in a wide variety of professional roles. He brings the photos in and has the girls create a collage with them, labeling each one with the professional role taken by the woman. The teacher facilitates a discussion about their reactions to the activity and displays the collage in class.