Just a quick post tonight, it’s been a nutty week and while I have a lot of things I want to talk about, time is at a premium just now.
But I wanted to share this photograph with you all:
Isn’t it fabulous?
This is a portrait of me, done by 6 year old Tatiana. It is also one of the greatest compliments I have ever received. You will note the bright, colourful outfit, the big smile on my face and the small fuzzy chicken attached to my hand. The small, fuzzy chicken I am told represents my owl handbag, which I know Tatiana loves.
See – owl handbag:
The drawing is part of a beautiful Easter card Tat and her big sister Ellie (aged 8, sorry, ALMOST 9) made for me. I was very honoured to receive it. Tatiana and Ellie are stylish girls, and I believe they have excellent taste. So I’m thrilled that they think I’m pretty cool. Ellie announced to me a few weeks ago that she loves my tattoos.
It’s really good for the self esteem to have young girls think of me as awesome and cool, even though I don’t fit the mold of what is usually role models for young girls. Even though I’m a Super Fatty, I have weird coloured hair and tattoos, dress in loud clothes and love outlandish accessories, two little girls, the daughters of good friends, think I’m cool.
It gives me hope that kids do have a chance in the future of getting past all the negative body image and anti-women bullshit in the world, and forming positive, female friendly attitudes about themselves.