How do we Love Lovely?
Lovely is the daughter that looks up into your eyes and asks you quizzically, “Why did that little girl call me fat, Mommy? Am I really fat?”
Lovely is the friend who subtly nudges you at dinner and asks, “Hey, can we talk for a few minutes after dinner? I’m feeling weak, losing weight, and I’m kind of scared about what is happening to my body. I heard Jody telling another mom that she thinks I’m anorexic.”
Lovely is the young woman in your workplace who, obviously, has had plastic surgery, and she keeps to herself. You’ve considered asking her to join you for lunch, but there’s this voice whispering in your head, “Is she fake?” and so you leave it alone.
You leave her alone. We leave her alone.
We don’t really mean to leave her alone. We want to Love Lovely. But we struggle. [Read more…] about Loving Lovely : Body Shame, No More