My group for this work trip was two Arizona colleagues in their 40s/50s, two Minnesota colleagues in their 40s/50s, cool boss (27) and me (24).
I was so shocked by how my Minnesota colleagues talked about their adult daughters, one aged 26 and one aged 23. They were talking about how their daughters “needed to lose about 15 pounds, to slim down their thighs and faces” and I saw pictures…like these young women were totally healthy and normal weights and looked great.
I was so glad my mom would never say I need to lose weight! Not to me and especially not to coworkers on her team! Even when I was overweight for my height she never pointed it out or said anything about it, to me or anyone else.