She is very tall, pale blonde and skinny, this alone is hard for the majority of people to achieve. But that is not what is the most disheartening what is; is our culture doesn't truly look for their natural beauty. Don't believe me check it out.
See those pictures are so touched up that anyone would be able to win with a team touch up artists behind the scenes. How are we suppose to raise daughters in a society that believes true beauty is only achieved through airbrushing.
It makes my heart heavy and overwhelmed to figure out how to fight this. How do I teach that true beauty is more than what our culture says it is?
I want my daughter to grow up with less (yes, less I have no idealistic thought of removing all of them) self-doubt than I had. I want her to understand how beautiful she truly is.
And this post has no answers just a voice into the void we call the web. To hopefully make us think on how to answer.
I will end with Mouse's favorite verse.
And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin