Did you read the title of this and roll your eyes just a tad? Or did you attach an exterior meaning to it and think ‘Oh, another story of body image.’ That’s what I did and I was wrong. I am all for projecting positive energy in the world and proclaiming all the great things about what it means to be an exuberant light of beauty EXCEPT, sometimes the problem is we talk about it and we share but there is no action. This woman took action. A woman named Michelle Icard in North Carolina overheard a group of young teenage girls speaking horribly about other people and situations at a Starbucks coffee shop. She posted this after the experience…
“I’m crawling out of my skin sitting next to three very pretty, very boisterous, horribly behaved young teenage girls at the Cotswold Starbucks. So far they have laughed about 1) a girl who wrote a song for the talent show about being lonely (She is so weird!) 2) the crappy presents they have gotten in the past from friends 3) girls who copy them (the worst) OH and just now, how “Catherine wanted to be the lead singer but we took a vote and everyone wanted me instead so sorry Catherine you can be the manager.” It is taking all my restraint to keep from exploding so I’m complaining to you all instead.
Good luck, Catherine, wherever you are. I hope you find nicer friends!”
Instead of remaining mute on the topic, she took it upon herself to share a letter with the girls. Hopefully it, at the very least, made them stop and think about their negative impact, spewing out hateful words and thoughts. Actions and words matter. What you say and do matters. Be kind.
Check out the note shared on Michelle in the Middle
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