“Do I Look OLD In This?” The Role of Old Talk In Our Work with Young Women

By Katie McLaughlin
Grants Coordinator, YWCA York

Katie McLaughlin

Katie McLaughlin

A few weeks ago a friend called me to share what she deemed to be very disturbing news. “Today is a terrible day,” she moaned. “I found my first gray hair!”

“Guess it’s time to find a good hair colorist!” I replied without thinking.

Recently I was reminded of our exchange as my YWCA York colleague and I chatted about our agency’s upcoming Girls on the Run season – our biggest yet. Throughout the fall, our staff and volunteers will work with hundreds of pre-teen girls to encourage self-confidence, positive body image, and an appreciation of health and fitness.