I had a great time attending the Quaker Women's Retreat at Skycroft Retreat Center in Middleburg, MD this past weekend. It's about the 10th retreat I've been to. They're always wonderful. 140 very cool women - authentic, empowered, engaged in full lives, for the most part following their passion and leading, working for the good of the world. It's fantastic spending time with such a group of people. I consistently come away from the weekends feeling energized, affirmed, fascinated, and having met wonderful people.
This year I especially enjoyed having the opportunity to give a workshop on Women's Body Image. I spent many hours preparing for it, trying to figure out exactly what my focus would be, how I'd present it, etc.
What I ended up doing was showing a lot of pictures and asking questions with them. We had some great discussions. Over the next few days, I'll present my talk here in abbreviated form along with the pictures and questions. I would love to get some conversation going between any of you readers who feel moved to respond. I think this is a vitally important issue, and I'd love your input.
So here's the first question:
What do you think makes a woman beautiful??