My friend from college recently posted about Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. Lisa is going to have her first girl soon, and is concerned about transferring negative messages about body image to her. I have worried about the same things, myself having body image issues since I was about 12. Looking back at pictures of myself before four kids and country life in a trailer and knowing what I thought about myself then, I could KICK myself for being so stupid. I seriously thought I was fat... whatever. I'm not sure exactly how my body image changed for the positive, I'm going to contribute it to Ryan, who introduced me to the joys of mayonnaise, cheese, and full fat ice-cream, and also to having children. Having children has made me realize that they don't care how big my butt is, as long as I am a good person. They do like me to run around with them, and if I couldn't run, Ed would have been lost long ago in some store... and I want to be healthy and active. I still worry about the shape of my body, and I don't want to pass that on to Kacy or Jessie. Kacy is already concerned about what she looks like. I know from both my own experience and that of others that your family shapes the way you view yourself. I don't want to pass on a lifestyle of worry- I want my girls to be confident in who they are as a person, and not have that confidence rooted in their pants size. Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty has workbooks for moms and daughters, videos, and other great information. I want to encourage you to check it out- for yourself, for your daughters, or both.
Very nice. And Miss Karrie, I hate to break it to you but you have never, had any need to worry about your body my dear!ReplyDelete
What a great campain. There was a brief moment I gagged at the needle/vacuum/operation section YUCK! I love self esteem. :)ReplyDelete
ps- fabric came yesterday you're gonna love it. I alread made me a skirt today. so excited.
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One more reason to be thankful I have all boys! Although they have issues too. The easiest way to start a fight in our house (between the boys, not Danny and I)is to say "Hey Fatty". I hear them say far meaner things than that on occasion, but that is the one guaranteed to get someone hurt, or told on.ReplyDelete
I think what Dove is doing is great. Thanks for sharing that video, although I did want to cover my eyes after about 3 seconds!