The Inspiring Response to This Mom's Brave Body Positivity Project
And it will restore your faith in humanity.
In this age where bullying and negativity doesn't just happen in person, but anonymously all over the Internet, body positivity and self-love have become two of the biggest concerns parents have regarding their children.
While most parents try to build up their kids' confidence with love and encouragement, one mom in Boise, Idaho, took things a gigantic step further.
Amy Pence-Brown, who describes herself as a "nearly 40-year-old fat feminist mother," took to Boise's Capital City Public Market in nothing but a bikini, a blindfold, and a sign that asked people comment on her body.
According to USA Today, the sign 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."
This was a premeditated project for which Pence-Brown asked for permission from the director of the farmer's market ahead of time. And while she didn't expect anyone to actually draw a heart on her, many did. And others went so far as to thank her for her courageous act and the message she's trying to spread.
"Oh, Boise, you restored my faith in humanity," Pence-Brown wrote on her blog. "You blew my mind with your kindness, you saw the beauty in my body and your own. You are ready for a body positive revolution, and I'm honored to stand by your side. Take my hand, if you need, and I'll pull you up."
This article originally appeared on Mimichatter.com.
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