By SKDK Senior Vice President Samantha Levine
I have a 2.5-year-old niece. As anyone who knows me can attest, she is the light of my life. On Friday, posted among videos of her playing ball with my brother and singing in the car with my sister in law was the one that stilled my heart.
She is smiling ear to ear, holding a waffle cone filled with mango sorbet. Per the caption, she’d just said “mommy I want to take my time.”
It’s adorable. But as a 41-year-old woman who just spent days condemning a presidential candidate for calling a Miss Universe winner “Miss Piggy” I am terrified about the body image environment this little girl and her peers are just years away from encountering. For how much longer will she be able to enjoy a dessert with such pleasure and lack of self-consciousness?