Jennifer Chmielewski is a doctoral student in the Critical Social/Personality Psychology program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her work uses critical feminist theories and methods to explore women and girls’ lived experiences of gender, desire and sexual identity through an intersectional and social justice lens. She is currently examining how girls experience their bodies and desires as policed within institutional practices of gendered, racialized and sexualized surveillance in schools and their communities, with a focus on their embodied resistance. She is also a research blogger for SPARK, an inter-generational feminist activist organization that helps girls push back against the sexualization of girls and women in the media (http://www.sparksummit.com/category/research-blog/).