Sonni Abatta is a mommy blogger with an important message to share about body positivity for young girls.
Sonni was out shopping recently when she spotted something strange. The store was selling a pink lunchbox with the words “Cheat Day” in gold sequins. The display also featured several other pink lunchboxes and a bunch of candy, so it seemed designed to appeal to little girls.
“See this?” Sonni wrote in a now-viral Facebook post. “This is a picture I snapped today of a little girl’s lunchbox that I saw for sale at a popular department store.”
Sonni felt “sickened” that the words “Cheat Day” were on a lunchbox, and she went on to lay out all the reasons why.
She continued, “We scratch our heads when we see our little girls struggle with body image, with self worth, with confidence. THIS. This is part of the reason why.”
She also pointed out the particular stresses on little girls to watch their weight, starting at an extremely young age.
“Girls–you are MORE than your bodies. More than your faces. More than your complexions,” she insisted.
People couldn’t agree more with her post.