Jae West kept one very important cause in mind while conducting a recent social experiment.
While blindfolded, Jae, who has struggled with eating disorders since her early 20s, undressed in the center of London's Piccadilly Circus, "to get people to question the true relationship that they have to themselves and body-image."
She encouraged passersby to draw hearts on her skin in support of self-acceptance.
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"As my clothes fell to the ground and I placed the blindfold over my eyes I could feel a shift of attention and confusion stirring in the air," she admits in a post on her blog. "My heart was racing while all the worst case scenarios were going through my head."
"I was scared that no one was going to draw a love heart on my body and I was going to be left out there in the open in my underwear on show to be ridiculed."
Jae was thankful for everyone's contributions, "The feeling of the felt pen on my skin was one of the most overwhelming feelings of relief, gratitude and love that I’ve ever felt. I just burst into tears," she writes.
Watch the inspiring experiment below: