So, Friday’s class topic was Parents, Peers, and Body Image. It was a rich discussion– and we all realized that, unfortunately, a lot of the ways the we have been parented reflect more on our parents and their needs than what were our own needs at the time. We were all reminded that as parents, if we are already parents or if we become parents one day, it is important to not use the lens of our insecurities to view and parent our children. Anyway, towards the end of class, we talked about the importance of reclaiming some of our power when someone invades our body confidence space. Specifically, I flashed different scenarios on the board and people called out potential reactions to these situations. One of the favorites for the day came with this last slide. As we all read this projection and brainstormed reactions, one clear, confident voice rung out with, “Do you mean it would make YOU so much happier, mom?” Bravo!