Laurel Handfield, author and founder of Happy Island Press, has written over 50 children’s stories including My Pretty and I Imagine. As a young black girl growing up in America in the 70s and 80s, Laurel struggled with self-esteem because all of the pretty girls had light skin, blue eyes and looked different from her, which created deep-rooted insecurity.
In this episode, Lindsey and Laurel discuss meaningful and actionable ways that we can help our children work through the insecurities that they face with presence, love, and intentionality in the conversations and actions we portray.
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