While I appreciate where the author is coming from — empowering women from an early age — I believe…
Melvin Petties

I think a better approach might be to not start with a woman or girl looks and let that define her self-esteem, but instead to reinforce her self-worth and autonomy. The way she chooses to present herself to the world will be informed by that. We should all be allowed to experiment and feel safe while doing it — it sometimes takes time to figure out what your true values are and how you want to communicate them to the world.

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