My tribe is wildly honest. Even if you're new to the tribe, honesty is the unspoken but obviously established rule. We lay our souls bare. We speak the unadulterated truth. We don't pull punches and we don't sugar coat the shit.
Those years between 13 and 18 certainly weren't easy, were they? It's amazing that we got through them. Some of us got through them relatively unscathed, while others are still self-conscious about the very issues that we got teased about back then
No, I don't live in New York; I'm not competing for press; I'm not trying to be the most liked or endorsed. Sure, I still have moments of frustration, but I'm focused on me. And I can honestly say I've never felt more comfortable in my skin.
This is what your kids want you to know about the bullying experience, but might never tell you. You see, they don't want to upset you, disappoint you, worry you and are even concerned that you might not be interested.
The good thing about going through a lot of bad stuff is that you figure out what matters. While I would have liked the resources to entertain more, or to travel with friends, I've cultivated great friendships by having people over for potlucks.
My girl is insulated right now, but I see the hierarchies starting already, the BFFs forming. What if we can raise a kid to be herself and do her own thing, and to not be hurt by the judgement of others?
Capturing moments and sharing memories has usually been a source of joy. Photos are, after all, intended to capture history, lovely moments and times spent together. They are also intended to bring a bit of happiness to the viewer, correct?
I am convinced that a great deal of girl-on-girl and women-on-women bullying would be significantly less likely to occur if we taught our daughters two things: that they don't need to have a best friend and that they should express their feelings directly and kindly.
Club 21 is an elite clique to which high school girls at St Patrick's College can belong. The thinner the girl, the prettier and more popular she is assumed to be and the higher her rank, from 1 to 21.