Stretching toward a new definition of beauty at forty.
There are times in life when beauty is not what you pictured in your childhood fantasies.
She pointed to her timeworn face in the mirror, “When I look, I don’t see flaws I see evidence.”
Our negative perception of our bodies translates into a high rate of eating disorders; in fact, 65 percent of US women and girls report disordered eating behaviors.
Can parents like my friend raise a daughter with healthy body image without moving to Amish country?
And I felt at peace, for the moment, with my body. I wished, then and there, that I could put on my bikini and run with abandon alongside you in yours.
And so for my daughter, to see me—be me, that brought up all those concerns about how she too will be perceived in the world.
I have a body that says life has grown within it. I will not hide it, miracle machine that it is