I found Heather Matarazzo’s blog entry to be really thought provoking, especially as I return to work this week in a large high school where I often deal with students – usually girls, but sometimes boys, too – who are dealing with body and self esteem issues. How flippant we often are with our words and judgements about others, without realizing the potentially lifelong consequences those words and judgements can have on others.
I can honestly say that this is an issue I have struggled with my entire life. Dealing with the “not good enough” mindset is easier said than done. I don’t have the answers, but Heather certainly gives me a different lens through which to consider my own issues.