I got this e-mail recently from a fan and felt it was really important to share. Please do the same. Share like there is no tomorrow.
Jessica, I just had to share this with you. I'm at work right now and this just happened.
A woman brought her 10 year old daughter in for complaint of "possible prolapsed uterus." The mom saw her daughter get out of the shower and noticed there was something "hanging out" of her. When the doctor examined her, we found that this little girl just had large internal labia! You know, the kind that hang low a little bit but are perfectly normal? It shocked me to know that this grown woman had no idea that labia can look different than her own, and the worst part was her saying "Can it be removed?"
Now imagine how this poor 10 year old girl is going to feel about her body likely for the rest of her life. Imagine her mother keeps focusing on the fact that *she* feels this is abnormal. What is that going to do to this child as an adult? I think you can guess.
To all mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, godmothers, friends:
remember this and do what you can to let the girls in your life know that they are unique and beautiful without question. Be part of the solution.