This post is in partnership with the Danbury Fair Mall.
I partnered with the Danbury Fair Mall on May 19th to host a phenomenal day filled with so much happiness and an open conversation relating to social media and body image. I just got the final copy of the video that my videographer put together and it represents perfectly what this event was all about! During the panel, I questioned a nonprofit employee, a Primark employee and a local Connecticut entrepreanur about their relationships with their mothers when it came to body image. Ava, a local entrepreanur who actually created all of the balloons below, had fantastic wisdom and insight for the moms’ in the audience on her relationship with her mother growing up.
After the panel, I chose three moms’ & daughters to win lunch with me (totally random selection) and we headed to Brio, a very tasty Italian restaurant, to discuss what parents should be talking to their kids about. These parents were so involved with their children’s lives off & on the Internet that it made for a fascinating discussion for us all. Over passed appetizers like burrata and tasty calamari, we began the discussion with what we thought schools should be teaching that they aren’t teaching. After the appetizers, we ordered our main meal (I got the steak salad, but stole some fries from the cutie pie sitting next to me…) and I was questioned about how I started my website and what advice I could offer to parents who are struggling with talking to their kids about mental health. We ended with tiramisu and chocolate cake for dessert, and I was actually sad to end my day of work at the “office”. I learnt more than I thought I could ever learn from kids younger than me: you’d be shocked at how much kids know about the web. So long to the days of aspiring to be an actress or a doctor: an 11-year-old told me she wants to be an entrepreanur, while a 5-year-old told me she wanted to be a vlogger. Oh, boy!
Enjoy the video below and make sure to follow Danbury Fair Mall on social media for all of the latest updates on happenings & events at the mall!