I had already started a draft on something like this … but after reading, there is nothing more for me to say.
Lisa and I were at TJ Maxx on Saturday and she was trying on clothes and I was waiting to give the ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ … there was a 9 year old girl with her mother trying on bras. I had seen them shopping and heard the aftermath – the mother and (aunt? I think) were full of harsh and negative body image talk for the young girl. She was a little overweight, certainly … but NO ONE deserves to hear what was said to her.
But after talking to Lisa, it was even WORSE in the dressing room! Calling her fat, and unbelievably fat and gross and they’ll have to do something about how fat she is … and the girl calling herself ‘hot’ (yes, at 9) and … well, it was just like a playbook from ‘negative body image talk that MUST STOP NOW’. It was just really sad…
Anyway, I love Nicole’s post – check it out!
This week I was in the dressing room at Tj Max and I overheard a couple of teenage girls in the dressing room next to me. This is how their conversation went:
Girl 1:I gained more weight this winter than I thought I did, I look awful in these shorts…like a beached whale.
Girl 2: try this on instead.
Girl 1: I’m so fat! I hate it!! I look awful next to everyone else. I’m never eating again!
In the dressing room at Target the next day…(yeah I know, I shopped a lot this week!)
Girl 1: what are you thinking? I feel like you guys are judging me
Girl 2: we’re not judging you, we’re just helping you shop.
Girl 1: this dress is out, I hate it
Girl 2: we don’t even get to see it on you?
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