I couldn’t believe it when I heard about this story about a clerk who body shamed a teen, as she tried on dresses for an upcoming event she was attending! But it’s what her mother did afterwards, that made me say, “GO GIRL”! Me, had it been my child, I think I would’ve been calling someone collect because it would have been a real MISUNDERSTANDING! LOL~
Seriously, this mother has a message for that saleswoman, in the form of a nice letter!! I sincerely applaud her for being an example of CLASS to her daughter!
According to Facebook, the mother had this to say after feeling her daughter was shamed by the clerk in a Dillard Dept store in Kansas:
“Dear sales lady at Dillard’s Towne East Mall,
This is my teenage daughter who wanted to try on dresses for an upcoming formal. I found this dress and asked her to try it on. She told me this was not her style, but tried it on for me. I told her how grown up it made her look and she smiled, and told me this made her look too old but still, she let me take a picture. Right after that, you entered and told my daughter she needed to wear SPANX if she wanted to wear this dress. I told my daughter to go change. I told you that she was just fine without SPANX. You continued to argue with me. We left soon after. I wish I had told you how many girls suffer from poor self image and telling them they need something to make them perfect can be very damaging. Girls of all ages, shapes and sizes are perfect because that is how God made them. If they feel good in a dress, that is all that should matter. My daughter is tall, she swims, runs, dances and does yoga. She’s fit. She’s beautiful. She did not need you telling her that she is not perfect. I hope this is shared and gets back to you so that you should not say something like that to a girl ever again. You never know what negative or positive thoughts they are thinking about themselves.
Mother of a beautiful girl”
WOW You GO GIRL!!!