So I'm no poster child for conservative fashion, especially if you would see every trend I managed to hit over the years, from the "FlashDance" sweatshirt off the shoulder to lingerie tops and jeans, with high heels! I do have poignant memories of being sent back to my room to change out of clothes my family felt were too revealing.
Now that I have a daughter, I get it! I really get it! Now, I still like to feel glamourous and make my husband forget a breath from time to time, but I try to take a more mystyerous and subtle approach in my effort!
Here's a story I caught that really resinates with me and if you also love finding inspiriing ways to broach topics like this with your girls or whomever... This may something you want to have and share! I don't know much about boxing, but this is something that helps me see Muhammad Ali in his "greatest" role... Daddy!
The story goes, that an incident transpired when Muhammad Ali’s daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were quite revealing...
The daughter said, when they arrived
& went up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare them. They exchanged many hugs and kisses and then he took a good look at his daughters. Then said something like this to them... Everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You've got to work hard to get to them.”
I love this message and it's one I share with my kids... “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”