An extremely well-known actress made an interesting remark in a magazine interview years ago. She mentioned that when she and her sisters were growing up, their father never really spoke to them about the idea of looking pretty. He always spoke to them about the importance of looking smart, strong, and healthy.
That statement stayed with me all this time, so I guess it’s not surprising that I was struck by something I read this week. Someone wrote a piece about little girls and the way adults tend to relate to them based on how they look. Until now, I thought I was the only person on earth who felt internal conflict about this kind of issue, but the author expressed a lot of my sentiments. Check it out. Lisa Bloom: How to Talk to Little Girls