Woman Covered In Body Paint Conquers Her Fears, Proving 'What Matters Inside Is What Counts The Most'

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In an effort to conquer her fears, one woman strips down and covers up in body paint to feel more confident in her skin. 

The experiment, filmed in a video for BuzzFeed, features professional body painter Pashur House and a woman named Julie, whose body image struggles began in high school.

Julie explains that after appearing on stage for a school musical, she overheard someone comment on the cellulite on her legs. Ever since, she's felt self-conscious about her weight.

To get over some of those insecurities, Julie agrees to try walking around covered in almost nothing but body paint.  "[I] feel like I'm taking off a shelf and [putting] myself out there." 

With that, House covers Julie in white and blue paint to create the appearance of a t-shirt and distressed denim jeans, with pocket, zipper and more details included. 


Then, Julie walks around the office to see if anyone notices the body paint. And despite being practically naked, hardly anyone realizes what's happening upon first glance.

"Do I notice anything?" one guy says as Julie approaches. "Uhhhhh ... "

After hearing similar sentiments echoing throughout the office, Julie feels like she's conquered one of her biggest fears. 

"Going outside wearing only body paint is really similar to having insecurities," she says, filled with emotion. "You feel naked, or you feel all these negative things about yourself that no one else sees and no one else understands. Sometimes, like you overthink things and you don't want to do things because you're scared of what other people are going to think."

Finally, she offers up a piece of advice to her younger self that people everywhere should remind themselves, too:

"Be strong, and to not listen to what other people say. And to not let it matter so much ... What matters inside is what counts the most. And that's where your strength and your beauty comes from first."

Be sure to watch the full video below:


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