Would you stand in the middle of crowd in a bikini, blindfold yourself, and ask others to critique you using markers?
What would you hope people would write on you? Follow the link to watch a mom bear it all in a brave experiment:
What do you think? What did you learn? Would you try it? What would hold you back from doing this experiment?
The video posted a few weeks ago has gone viral and it’s because it hits to the heart of human-kind: INSECURITY. The experiment by Amy-Pence Brown explores the very depth of who we are, who we think we are to others and what value ourselves, our bodies have to society. Is a skinny body worth more than a plump one?
It’s a big enough story that USA Today, Huffington Post, People Magazine, BuzzFeed and television stations in the last week have shared this woman’s story of courage to bear her body in public. Brown shared:
“The hush in the crowd around me was instantaneous and 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. And then I cried, too.”
I’m working on being brave. Soon I will have the courage too, to love myself unconditionally.