Modeling comment struck a nerve....
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
I had a comment over the weekend that was said to me that kind of hit a nerve. The comment was from my husbands uncle regarding my daughter. Now don't get me wrong... I am bias and I think my daughter is beautiful. But this comment kind of had me a little mad.
The comment came at the BBQ we were at on Saturday. My daughter was dressing up with her cousin and they came outside all dolled up in feathers and make up. It was cute!
The uncle then says to me, "you know your daughter is a very pretty girl. She would be great as a model. She has the body for it". Now that is the comment that got me.... "She has the body for it"!
I hate that things need to be labeled like that and that people only think you could be a model if you are skinny. That is just not true at all. I have also had comments like, "your son has a runners body". What exactly is a "runners body"? Nice and lean?
It always hits a cord with me when I hear comments like that. And that is exactly what I DON'T want my daughter to hear. Yes, she is very thin and yes, I think she is beautiful. But I don't want her to think that the only way she will be good enough is to stay that thin.
Society really needs to change. The views on subjects like this need to change. Because comments like this make other people then think that they are not good enough.
What are your thoughts on this? Does comments like this strike a cord with you too?
I am trying to make sure my daughter grows up knowing that she can do anything that she puts her mind to. I am trying to make sure that she knows to always be herself and never change for anyone. I am trying to ensure that she grows to stay healthy and happy like she is right now. This song says it all... and yes, I shared this with her as well. Because we should like ourselves just the way we are!
She is a healthy girl and I hope she stays this way....