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What It Does To Little Girls When You Expect Them To Be 'Pretty And Small And Quiet'

When she was a little girl, best-selling author and Momastery writer Glennon Doyle Melton was often described as “pretty” or “adorable.” People commented on her childhood beauty, and strangers were drawn in by her smile. But when a young Glennon would speak to these adults with confidence and clarity, she sensed them pulling back. As Glennon writes in her memoir, “Love Warrior,” she was about 10 years old when the disturbing realization hit her: “I begin to understand that beauty warms people, and smart cools people.
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