Luke Kennedy, editor of Tracks Magazine, started by talking about how his mother got him into surfing. How he loved the sport because of her. How so many of his writings have to do with her. How he has tried and really worked hard on bringing women's surfing into his magazine. Yet, he did not discuss what Chelsea, the August vixen in Tracks, had to do with surfing.
If Wolf isn't thinking of Ken-Burnsing this into a full-fledged TV series, someone should. For now, though, Teenage restores the voices of the generations that helped shape our own, and serves as a moving reminder that the joys and anguishes experienced by teens now were shared by those who helped map out this vital phase of life.
Yes, I agree, talk about health is key, as is a focus away from body image and on being a good person. But the fact is, we really don't want our children to be fat -- not only because it is unhealthy, but because in our uber competitive world, a fat person is less likely to be hired, or to be asked on a date -- and yes, all of that matters. Unfortunately, what's outside matters too.