Is it the clothes you wear, the make-up, the stuff you own or is it more than that? The Media would make us believe, beauty can be bought. Use the right cream, wear the right make-up, expose the best bits of yourself, cover the best bits of yourself, change yourself to suit today’s trends and so on. We all suck it up, we do not really have a choice. Sometimes we do not even realise that we are buying what they are selling so what chance do our little girls have?
It is like listening to a song over and over again on the radio, then unsurprisingly, it becomes a chart topper as it is now so stuck in all our minds that we do not realise that the reason we like it is because it has subconsciously become a part of us.
And yet, somewhere deep within every girl is the question ‘Am I beautiful to you?’. Most of us no longer spend too much time thinking about that as we have grown to accept the way we look and we have all been hurt at one point or another, so we do not want to acknowledge the question anymore. However, watch any little girl and the question generally comes up time and again unless they have been subject to some kind of abuse and they already deny their femininity.
I do think it is a question we all ask in one form or another. It is definitely one my girls ask regularly.