Six out of Ten {#DoveInspired}


Why do six out of ten girls stop doing what they love?
 
 

 
video via youtube
 
 
I remember when I started hating to wear a leotard to dance class.
 
I remember hating my chubby cheeks.
 
I remember hating the size of my jeans in sixth grade.
 
And seventh, and eighth, and my freshman year of college.
 
I remember counting calories the summer before I was a sophomore in high school.
 
I remember buying a control top nylons for prom.
 
I remember knowing that my crush didn't like me
because I wasn't as skinny as his new girlfriend.
 
I remember being the fat friend, the funny, but fat, friend.
 
And sometimes it took all I had to stick it out and keep doing what I loved.
 
No matter how much I hated the mirror image.
 
But now I'm older, and perhaps wiser.
 
And I can help break this cycle of comparison and hate.
 
In the video above I see beautiful girls,
and sadly I'm sure one day all they will see are their flaws.
 
As a mother, I want my girls to live, for every moment, every experience;
and be to blind to the numbers on the scale or on a waist band.
 
As a friend I want us all to see ourselves as who we are today.
 
Mothers, sisters, friends, daughters; smart and strong, beautifully built.
 
We are not the sum of our sizes.
 
Numbers should not define us.
 
Once we were six out of ten.
 
Now we are one of a kind.
 
 
 
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