September 25, 2012

Girl Body Pride: Beauty Can’t Be Stolen


Sometime in August, Pauline, the creator of Girl Body Pride asked me if I would be interested in being a guest contributor. Me? Write about body acceptance? Uh, sure. But she didn’t ask me to write about me. Phew! Well, not really about me.

Girl Body Pride is a site where writers openly discuss the variety of issues that lead to body image challenges for women and girls. It’s a site dedicated to promoting self-love and acceptance. So, what was I asked to write about? Something I worry I’ll fail at, but know it’s my job to help make my daughter whole.

Teaching girls about body pride, self-confidence and self-esteem is hard enough. But when your child is a survivor, statistics say the job will be that much more challenging. And because I look around wondering how I seem to be the only one raising a survivor, despite what the statistics say, I am the guest writer at Girl Body Pride sharing about raising a child sexual assault survivor to have a healthy self-esteem and body image.

I would appreciate you following me over to Girl Body Pride and read why Beauty Can’t Be Stolen.



Kate @ Songs Kate Sang September 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm

What an absolutely stunning picture of your daughter. Thank you for sharing your journey. I know so many will grow and find comfort from your journey.

Sara September 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Thank for, Kate, for you kindness. I do truly hope others will find comfort in knowing they’re not alone even if they are unable to speak out.

Aliza October 4, 2012 at 8:18 am

Whoa. Just amazing, Sara. I commented over on the GBP site, but I wanted to let you know how much I admire you and your husband – I have a strong feeling your daughter’s heart will be filled with love her whole life. You and karma will make it so. xoxoxo

Sara October 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Aliza, thank you for commenting both her and at Girl Body Pride. I am so grateful for your kind words.

Melissa Chapman October 5, 2012 at 7:28 am

Thank you for sharing this– as the mom of an 11 year old girl this resonated with me on so many levels. I truly admire your bravery and courage in being so honest about yours and your daughter’s journey–and i am simply in awe of it all.

Sara October 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Melissa, thank you for visiting and your nice comment. I am glad that my sharing helps other parents see into a world that I never thought happened to “people like me”. Information and helping our daughters feel confident in who they are, and not dependent on others for their sense of self, is part of my mission.

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