A chip off the ol’ block

Recently I came across Alison Slater Tate’s article on the Huffington Post about the transmission of body image issues from mother to daughter (sounds like a disease, right? Yes it is). To quote her: “”She looks just like you,” her admirers say, their eyes bouncing from her face to mine. I smile because this makes me so proud, but I fight the urge to wince. I agree; she does look like me”. Why does Allison wince? Because she is worried that her daughter looking like her will lead to the same body image issues that gripped her childhood and adolescence. By … Continue reading A chip off the ol’ block