Helping Strangers Love Their Body

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Loving your body and making others love their body is the best motivational act you can dish out    
Boise, Idaho, mom Amy Pence-Brown wanted to show that “all bodies are good bodies” so she stood in the middle of Boise’s Capital City Public Market wearing a bikini, a blindfold, and a sign encouraging people to comment on her body, USA Today reports.

  
The performance art piece also involved her placing a sign below her 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 (heart) on my body.”

On her blog, Pence-Brown says she went to the market at the busiest time of the day (noon) and told the farmer’s market director what she would be doing, and she backed Pence-Brown 100 percent, even telling her to stand in the busiest spot and that she would handle any negativity the market might receive. 
The self-described “nearly 40-year-old fat feminist mother” says she was fully prepared for no one to draw a heart, but as you can see in the video on USA Today, more than a few people not only drew hearts and words, but also thanked her for what she was doing, and even hugged her. 

Among the words people wrote were “badass,” “love,” “thank you,” “hope,” “strong,” and “awesome.”
She adds on her blog, “We can’t truly love one another until we fully love ourselves. And once we do, I guarantee, that together we can move mountains.” 

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