I have PCOS and I worry a lot about whether A will inherit it from me and what to do if she does. I have never coped well with it's effect on my appearance and I never want A (or either of my boys) to feel that low about themselves. I want them to feel comfortable in their own skin and never feel the need to conform, but how do you empower when you don't feel empowered? How do you teach them to feel comfortable in their skin without teaching them how to conform? We all know that we should lead by example, but I am not a great example of somebody who doesn't feel the need to conform.
So yesterday we were pottering in the garden listening to some music and I try to be quite selective about what I put on when little ears are around because they like to sing along and pick up the words very quickly. So anyway I found a track on my MP3 from way back when and in today's (well I say today, but the song is about 12 years old) celebrity driven society it is a breath of fresh air. India Arie has, quite by accident, provided me with an anthem for teaching my daughter how to be comfortable in her own skin. She rocks!
So go on my baby girl. Be a queen!