You may be asking, where has Kelli been?
Well, A Rendez-Vous with Style is quite active over on Facebook and Twitter. Between work, constant business development, being a mom of a very active 2 year old and running a household, blogging isn’t something I have time for. But that’s ok, come on over to Facebook and join the conversation on fashion, fun and of course all things French!!
This past January I awoke at 4am with a topic heavy on my heart. Knowing that I’m being led into public speaking, I just knew this was a “talk” I was going to be compelled, from my heart, to share. I wrote fiercely on a legal pad for about 90 mins, in the wee hours of the morning. For those of you who know me, you know I like and NEED my sleep. But this one morning, I was ok with being awake. My heart had something to share with others, a topic close to home as I have my own life experience and testimony around it. I love speaking to groups of women, of all ages and stages of life, around the ideas of Dressing for Success as well as The Power Behind Color Symbolism.
But this topic was new, fresh, and one that needs to hit the hearts and minds of moms across this country! While my little sweetheart slept peacefully in her room, my heart poured out a talk to share with the mothers of tween & teen daughters – Setting Their Daughter(s) Up for Self-Image Success.©
A chat room
The girl in the locker room next to them
The kid down the street
You get the picture! The media bombards our girls from a preposterous age with princesses, fairy tales and crazy ideas that you need to look like this in order to have or be that. It makes my stomach churn!
Can I fix this deep-rooted problem on my own? No. But, I’m starting a revolution! Take back our girls!! Teach them from a young age to love and accept themselves. Filter what we can. Encourage them to fly. Turn off the media that brainwashes us all, especially Hollywood.
Now, you may be thinking to yourself that this sounds a bit extreme. I can assure you that it is not. Our girls are getting lost in depression, food addictions and allowing peer pressure for sex, drugs and or alcohol to take over. They are hurting, misunderstood and sometimes not even listened to by the people that say they love them the most… their parents.
I love what I do. The fashion side is fun, it is fast-paced and always changing. What I love more is watching women grow, heal, accept themselves for the beauty they are and move on. We women need to knock that stupid little devil off of our shoulder, once and for all! Come on, you know the one that whispers crap into our ears constantly.
We need to be there for our girls. Show them how to love themselves, dress themselves appropriately and to grow within each little gal a beautiful and strong self-image of who they are and who they want to become.
You may be a mom.
Maybe you are an Auntie or a Grandmother.
Maybe you are a nanny or a child care worker.
We need everyone’s help in order to save our girls! The current generation of tweens is already suffering all to much. Let’s stop this degenerating and debilitating phenomenon.
(My little sweetheart)
If you know a group of moms that have tween &/or teen-aged daughters please email me. I would love to come and share my testimony and talk with you.
Working with women is my passion; it is inspiring, it keeps me on my toes and nothing is better than seeing women heal through hurt and sadness into the amazing individual they were created to be. No Matter Your Current Age!
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