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Woman Strips Down to Her Underwear in Crowded Marketplace to Promote Self-Acceptance

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Woman Strips Down to Her Underwear in Crowded Marketplace to Promote Self-Acceptance


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Source: Vimeo

Amy Pence-Brown stood blindfolded in her bra and underwear in the middle of a crowded shopping plaza in Boise, Idaho to raise awareness for self-acceptance.

In an effort to communicate the idea that everyone should love their bodies and be comfortable in the skin they’re in, Amy stood holding markers behind a sign that read: “I’m standing for anyone who has struggled with a self-esteem issue like me, because all bodies are valuable. To support self-acceptance, draw a <3 on my body."
Before long, Amy had people giving her hugs and giving her words of encouragement, drawing hearts and positive messages across her body.

Amy explained that while standing there her fear melted away within minutes. “I was terrified. I was scared that I might get asked to leave by the police or that people would yell terrible things at me or that no one would draw a heart on my body and I’d stand there alone and crying for minutes that felt like hours. Instead, ‘I barely had time to tie on my blindfold, prop up my sign and grab my markers before the first woman rushed up to me, touched my hand with her shaky one, told me I was brave and powerful and asked if she could give me a hug and started to cry.’”

Radical Self-Acceptance: An Experiment/Performance by Amy Pence-Brown from Melanie Flitton Folwell on Vimeo.

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