"I'll admit, I'm a little bit Ne-vis"
This was the opener my husband wanted me to use as I prepared for my talk last week on the West Indies Island of Nevis. I mentioned to him how nervous I was to go to another country and speak to total strangers about my struggle with self-esteem, body image, and the often unbearable burden of 21st Century beauty standards. “Come on, it’s good, right?,” Said my husband, through this lovably, self-satisfied smile. “I’m a little bit Nevis?? I like it.” “Funny,” I said. “But no.”