Jamie Keiles

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Jamie Keiles (born January 1, 1992) is an American blogger and feminist writer. She is most notable for her "Seventeen Magazine Project", a 2010 blog chronicling her attempt to follow the advice of Seventeen Magazine,[1] active from May 21[2] to August 14.[3]


Jamie Keiles grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she attended Central Bucks High School West. She is currently studying interdisciplinary studies in the humanities at the University of Chicago, with an expected graduation year of 2014. [4]


In April 2010, Keiles launched "The Seventeen Magazine Project", a blog documenting her attempt to follow the advice of Seventeen Magazine for 30 days.[5] The project criticized Seventeen Magazine for promoting a limited conception of adolescent femininity, and received an overwhelming coverage within the feminist blogosphere.[6] Upon completion of The Seventeen Magazine Project, Keiles initiated "Hey Mainstream Media" ,[7] a photo submission project encouraging internet users to air their grievances with mainstream media through the use of handwritten signs.[8]

In July 2010, Keiles launched "Teenagerie".[9] Though the site was initially founded as a means of challenging societal conceptions of adolescence, it has since expanded to cover a wide range of feminist issues.[10] In August 2010, Keiles was the subject of much criticism from the conservative blogging community for a critique she wrote on the public image of Taylor Swift.[citation needed][11]

In September 2010, Keiles was listed as #7 on Woman's Day magazine's list of the eight most influential bloggers under 21, behind fellow bloggers Bryanboy and Tavi Gevinson.[12] That same month, she signed with Folio Literary Management, where she is currently developing her first book, a guide to media and culture for older teens. The book is expected to be released by the end of 2012.[citation needed][13]

As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Jamie works for the alternative newspaper the Chicago Weekly.[14]


  1. ^ Norris, Michele (12 June 2010). "Living By 'Seventeen' Magazine's Rules". NPR. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "I'm buying this for research..." May 21, 2010
  3. ^ Katy Perry's Teenage Dream: Not Mine August 14, 2010
  4. ^ Gomeshi, Jian. "Living Seventeen Magazine". Q. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 April 2011.  written July 2, 2010
  5. ^ "Living By Seventeen Magazine". Fox. Retrieved 4 April 2011.  (page is down but captures exist although they are redirected) written June 24, 2010 and updated June 25
  6. ^ North, Anna. "Seventeen Project Teen Finds Hope Online". Jezebel.com. Retrieved 4 April 2011.  written June 25, 2010
  7. ^ Hey Mainstream Media group on Flickr
  8. ^ Bradshaw, Paul. "Hey mainstream media, we are...". Online Journalism Blog.  June 25, 2010
  9. ^ Teenagerie.com
  10. ^ Angyal, Chloe. "The Feministing Five: Jamie Keiles". Feministing.com. Retrieved 4 April 2011.  written March 5, 2011
  11. ^ "Feminazis Go Too Far". A Soldier's Perspective. Retrieved 4 April 2011. [dead link]
  12. ^ Greene, Amanda. "8 Influential Bloggers Under 21". Woman's Day. Retrieved 4 April 2011.  site is down August 28, 2011 archive available, originally written September 1, 2010
  13. ^ "Resume". Retrieved 4 April 2011.  page is down
  14. ^ "Chicago Weekly Article".  written January 27, 2012 by Jamie Keyes.

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