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Flipping the script on body issues

Flipping the script on body issues

Originally Published: October 5, 2011
By Allison Glock | ESPN The Magazine

My daughter is pinching her stomach as she looks in the mirror. She swivels around, checks herself from behind. She sighs.

"Mama, do you think boys will like me?" she asks, eyes squinting.

She is 9 years old. Nine years old and already worried that her body won't measure up. Worried that because of her perceived (and imaginary) flaws, she will not attract whomever she feels she should. Her figure, not even fully formed, is already a liability.

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