21 Sep Letter to mothers and fathers of our beautiful daughters
Letter to mothers and fathers of our beautiful daughters
Dear mothers and fathers of our beautiful daughters,
I wonder whether you agree with me on this:
I hear my daughter was told she wasn’t beautiful because she wasn’t blond. I hear some of her friends talk about whether she is fat or not – at age 7. I see many young girls appear sexualised on the street very often.
As a mother, I want my daughter to BE confident, comfortable, and happy with whatever number she may hit on scale, appreciate ‘imperfections’ of certain parts of her body according to this rubbish we are bombarded with, and foremost, indifferent to how other people judge her appearance. I want her to pursue only deeply meaningful and truly beautiful matters- inner world. Grace, elegance, refinement, and sophistication are far from all this insanity and obsession.
We will miss their innocence once it is gone. Let us help them to value themselves as who they are. They have so much to give.
I want my daughter to grow gracefully with all the wisdom and love she can give to herself and others. Let us help them to see what is truly beautiful and what matters in life: depth of human qualities.
Thank you, Mookie