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I Wore Body Paint Instead Of Clothes For A Day


(light upbeat music) (whooshing and squeaking) – My name is Pashur and I am
a professional body painter. We’re gonna be painting
Julie in a t-shirt and jeans. To me, body painting is a
very interactive art form, your work comes alive on
a canvas that is alive. – My name is Julie and today I am trading my clothes for body paint. I have never been body-painted before. I’m definitely nervous. Growing up, I never really had much of an issue with my body image until probably late high school. I was in musical and I had
to wear a leotard on stage. The next day at school, I heard someone talking about
my cellulite on my legs. I was always really concerned with if I looked skinny enough, that kinda planted a seed in my head. By wearing body paint I feel like I’m taking off a shield and
I’m putting myself out there. I’m really scared but
I think it’s gonna be a positive step forward. – So, the first thing we need to do is put on the pasties, outline the design, and then we can go in with out base coat. (light electronic music) And, after that, we will go
in with some tiny details and some shading and highlights. The very last thing that we’ll do on Julie is we’ll put sealant on her, to make sure that the
paint is more durable and doesn’t come off. – [Voiceover] Check yourself out. – Oh my god. Ah! It’s so cool. I’m not as scared now because it looks like I’m wearing clothes. I think I’m ready to show everyone. Let’s just do it. We’re about to go and walk around and see if anyone notices. Here we go. – [Julie] You didn’t notice? – I didn’t even notice. – That… (laughing) – Do I notice anything? Uh… – Wait, what?
– [Jordan] Jen’s noticed. – Woah, I would not have noticed. – But the sandals are real? – Yes, those are real shoes. I came into this feeling scared, but I feel like I conquered a really huge fear that I’ve had. Going outside wearing only body paint is really similar to having insecurities. You feel naked or you feel all these negative things about yourself that no one else sees, and
no one else understands. Sometimes you over-think things and you don’t wanna do
things because you’re scared of what other people are gonna think. Be strong and (inhales shakily) to not listen to what other people say. And to not let it matter so
much, because it doesn’t. What matters inside is
that counts the most and that’s where your strength and your beauty comes from, first. That’s what I would
say to my younger self. (breath catching emotionally) (whooshing and squeeking)

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