Woman paints her torso to send a powerful message about body image
Artist Jody Steel uses the human body as a canvas to create beautiful works of art that often have a poignant message.
Her latest video, a timelapse entitled “Body Image,” touches on the topic of eating disorders and body dysmorphia. In the video, Steel paints her body to look as if her waistline has been wrung out like a rag, pointing at the many unhealthy things people do to feel beautiful.
“There have been times I’ve look[ed] in a mirror and wished for a perfect figure,” Steel wrote on Facebook. “No matter how much I went to the gym or how little I ate carbs and sugar, I still didn’t see what I imagined was perfect. Once I realized that naturally, I don’t have a coke bottle figure, or long and thin legs, I began to let go of the pressures I’ve felt to fulfill an image that our society has deemed the pinnacle of beauty.” Read more…
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