A Girl Strips Off Her Clothes In Public, And The Reason Why Will Surprise You

By Sughra Hafeez in Feel Good On 2nd September 2015

#1 This is not a very easy action to perform.

After stripping down, West blindfolded herself and rested a handwritten sign against her shins. She held out her arms, and in her hands she held a number of markers. People were beginning to notice. "I could feel a shift of attention and confusion stirring in the air," West writes of her experience. "My heart was racing while all the worst case scenarios were going through my head."

#2 In case you're concerned about her safety, West was accompanied by two teammates, filming the action and ready to step in if anything unsafe happened.

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#3 Soon, a crowd had gathered. People stared at West, but they also stared at her sign.

West says that this idea came to her after watching a TED talk with musician Amanda Palmer, who recounted a tale of stripping naked and letting fans draw on her. The idea is that we are often so much harsher on ourselves than others are, and that we judge ourselves for flaws that other people don't even perceive.

#4 West explains

"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".

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#5 This was one of the first people to draw a heart on West. Soon, others rapidly followed suit.

#6 People were stepping up right and left to doodle a heart on West, as well as to offer their support.

"One of the most moving and inspiring moments for me was listening to a father explain to his children what I was doing," West says. "He was acknowledging the fact that everyone should love themselves exactly as they are and appreciate the bodies that they are given."

#7 The police did show up. West's performance was perfectly legal, but they stuck around until the end to make sure she was safe. After redressing, this happened:

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