Monday, April 10, 2006

Not Feeling Skinnier or Anything

A very short part of my morning bike commute takes me on a shared pedestrian / bike path. This morning a young girl, grad three or four commented to her Dad that even though she had started walking to school she "wasn't feeling skinnier or anything". From the tone of her voice you could tell it was a real concern for her. I nearly wept.

- Peace

2 comments:

Richard said...

The beauty industry is the real beast.

~m said...

i hate that kids think about that. it makes me more angry than i can describe.

(btw, watching mom stress about her own weight never helped ANY girl feel beautiful.)