They danced easily and sang or read aloud before groups of adults, eager for our praise and anxious for our attention. " During puberty, though, something began to change.They appeared happy in their bodies and excited by what they could do with them. At around eleven or twelve years old, our bright shining daughters grew quieter. They fretted they weren’t enough-good enough, smart enough, pretty enough.
Her openness, however, sparked others to contribute their own stories too, which brings us to the Un Slut documentary.features the stories of girls who were driven to suicide by sexual bullying and women who have experienced slut-shaming, including Samantha Gailey Geimer, the minor involved in the 1977 Roman Polanski case.The documentary offers interviews featuring media figures, sexologists, psychologists, and other experts, including former WWE wrestler, RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) volunteer, and now Un Slut executive producer Mick Foley.What follows are some tips, broken down by approximate age groups, to make it easier to have an ongoing dialogue that will strengthen our relationships with them over the life cycle. All future learning will build much more easily, your daughter will be more comfortable in her own skin, and your relationship with her will be enhanced throughout your lives together if you lay a foundation of judgment-free, fear-free dialogues during these formative years.She’ll never have to feel awkward, ashamed or guilty coming to you with sexual content because talking about it with you has always been a part of her life.