Blindfolded and almost naked standing in the centre of London at Piccadilly Circus, with a few markers and a whiteboard with a very unusual question. See what happened in this moving experiment. Would you have the courage to do the same?
Jae West, the girl in the video, did this brave act on a casual Sunday lunchtime. The public act was an experiment about the fact that 60% of adults feel ashamed of the way the look.
One of the most moving and inspiring moments for me was listening to a Father explain to his children what I was doing. He was acknowledging the fact that everyone should love themselves exactly as they are and appreciate the bodies that they are given. It warmed my heart to know that his children and others would grow up understanding the impact of this global issue and have a feeling of contribution after drawing a love heart on my body. If everyone could know and appreciate how beautiful they are from childhood I think this world would be a very different place.
With the growing prevalence of eating-disorders and self-esteem issues around the world, this public act of self-acceptance aims to get people to question the true relationship that they have to themselves and body-image.
Jae West wrote a blog post about the experiment and the rationale behind it. Read it here.