Friday, January 18, 2013
Just checking in today, and listening to an inspiring teleseminar about the messages young girls get as opposed to young boys...not just in America, but all over the world; and how a billion women will be raped~ about 1 in 3 women in the world. This is a sad statistic. However, this teleseminar is talking about how each of us can begin to instill an enhanced sense of self, raise self esteem through positive messages we tell ourselves, and the messages that we share with other young girls about their self worth and their unique and beautiful qualities. Imagine a world where all women were empowered, and felt a healthy sense of self esteem; a world where we all loved our bodies ~ of all shapes and sizes, made conscious choices regarding how we nourish ourselves, and exercise our bodies with love, and compassion.
I know my parents were hoping for a boy when I was born, they already had my older sister. So what is this... kind of apologetic disappointment that occurs, even if it is unconscious..It comes from so long ago, the beliefs that are ingrained in a patriarchal culture. Look at China, with their "one child policy", and what happens to girls when they are born. So many are literally dropped off, abandoned.
Let's all examine any bias that we may have, and start to look at how we can begin to love and nurture and encourage ourselves, our girls...all girls!