I heard it every time I did a photo shoot with a teen or tween girl… many women too… I always wanted to be a model.
Do they really want to be a model? Or do they crave the validation they feel modeling gives?
Is it really fun to dress in clothing that reveals more than it conceals?
Do they really want to deny themselves food they like so they can be thin?
Are they yearning to stand under hot lights in awkward positions?
Or is it something else?
A desire to be noticed, recognized, acknowledged, seen…
A longing to be accepted, wanted, desired, beautiful…
Perhaps there is another way, another option. I believe there is.