Wait a second... isn't this a little exclusive for WeHaKee Camp for Girls? I thought 'All Are Welcome' at WeHaKee? No worries! WeHaKee is still the welcoming and inclusive community it has always been. Take a moment to enjoy our Sunday Snippet for this week and see what we are really talking about:
Girls, since the day of their birth, are bombarded by remarks from well-meaning friends and relatives about their appearance. "What a cute baby", "Isn't she adorable in that dress?", "What a lovely smile she has", "I just love your hair", and on it goes. Most of us are conditioned to respond in this way when we see and meet a baby, toddler or other young girl. These 'compliments' seem like the right thing to say, yet they can send a message that appearance is the most important quality a girl should have. And when a girl is fed a steady stream of these seemingly harmless and well-intentioned comments, it becomes nearly impossible for her to avoid quickly and deeply internalizing these messages about her looks.