Glennon Doyle Melton explains.
What Do You See When You Look at Me Do you see the homeless little girl I used to be or, the woman lawyer that so many people
I have to remind my daughter that length and/or texture does not determine whether or not someone is pretty. It's just one aspect of that person. But I have to admit, it's sometimes challenging to convince a child that length isn't important when society is so focused on it.
Candy? No thanks, we're having "Bidi Bidi" bom boms this year. 🍬🍬
But the truth is, I'm really not interested in kissing their heads -- I just want to smell their heads.
When I am not there, I get the sense they dig a little deeper to find the strength to try new things without the "training wheels" of their mother's outstretched hands.
"Josie is very engaging and always singing and dancing and is usually a hit wherever we go," her father, Eric Palonen, told
Jeff wrote me a song that he sang in front of the whole school and I thought I was lucky that the same boy who was my first kiss would also be my last, because I was sure I was going to marry him.
How do you create a happy sleeping space for your little lady? Bold pops of color and a lot of personality will do the trick.
This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."