Based on my own experience, and countless discussions with other women, I find that we too often experience a reluctance or inability to express ourselves boldly. We compromise to avoid hurting others feelings, or making waves, or appearing too aggressive. We find it easier to bypass the large or troublesome people in our lives rather than engage or confront them.
We all see it. Standing in line at the grocery store or browsing Hudson Newsstands at the airport, we are bombarded by women in bikinis and form fitting outfits on the cover of magazines with headlines boasting “Drop the last 10lbs,” “Lose the love handles,” “Boost your metabolism by eating this,” “Go from a size 10 to a size 2 in 2 weeks!” etc. We have become so accustomed to seeing this, that we don’t really think twice or question the message it’s sending women about their bodies.