Skip Nav
Weight Loss
If You're Trying to Lose Weight, Stop Doing These 5 Things
Weight Loss
Losing Weight Is Easier (and More Delicious) Than Ever With This Ingenious Plan
Weight Loss
The 6 Things I Do Every Sunday to Stay Healthy All Week

"Body Image" Time-Lapse Drawing Video

This Powerful "Body Image" Video Represents Society's Unrealistic Standards

Body Image by Jody Steel - A Timelapse DrawingMusic by Kylaido

Posted by Jody Steel on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

An incredible video by artist Jody Steel has been taking Facebook by storm for its powerful message. Titled "Body Image," the time-lapse footage shows Jody painting her stomach into a tightly coiled knot, symbolizing the drastic lengths people have gone to achieve an ideal body. Both men and women strive to fit society's unrealistic standards of perfection, but Jody's work discourages people from feeding into the pressure.

The powerful drawing has struck a chord with over 900,000 Facebook users who shared the video within just a week of being posted. It's no surprise that it's nearing 100 million views, as the video has resonated with many users who've experienced body image-issues themsleves. Jody commented in response to the overwhelming support:

There have been times I've look in a mirror and wished for a perfect figure. No matter how much I went to the gym or how little I ate carbs and sugar, I still didn't see what I imagined was perfect. Once I realized that naturally, I don't have a coke bottle figure, or long and thin legs, I began to let go of the pressures I've felt to fulfill an image that our society has deemed the pinnacle of beauty. I like to adventure and I love to try new foods—especially if they're spicy. So let go of your demons and learn to enjoy the things you love in life. You can be healthy and happy. I've had this idea for a long time and I'm glad I finally did it!

Watch the video for yourself above.

Join The Conversation
Mango Red Pepper Salsa
Health Benefits of Strawberries
What Is the Best Tasting Light Beer?
High-Protein Vegan Snacks
Veggie Burger Recipes
Tips For Saving BBQ Calories
Is Teff Gluten-Free?

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness