I wrote a post back in 2011 for another blog. It was about the idea of beauty and body image and how it had affected me. I decided I needed to edit it to revisit the topic here because it’s has come to the fore again, in social media, and in my own home. This time concerning my 11 yr old daughter. Alarm bells go off in my head when I hear here disparage her body or how she looks.
I found this video in my Facebook feed a few times in the last month. It has made me think about my own struggles with my body, more specifically about the war I have waged against it for the better part of my life. Please take a moment to watch the trailer, especially if you are the mother of a daughter.