Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Web Secret 386: The What’s Underneath Project

It's been a while since I have showcased a website that uses the Internet to communicate a powerful message.

The "What's Underneath Project" invites a diverse group of women and men of myriad body types to strip down to their underwear in a New York City studio and recount their experiences with body image and style on video.

The primary objective of the project is to empower people to realize that true style is not about money, trends, Photoshopped imagery or a singular ideal of beauty. By asking people a series of intimate questions about style, body image and self-expression, while simultaneously having them remove their clothing (down to their underwear,) the series shows people that true style is about the authentic person inside the clothes, their confidence, their spirit and their willingness to express themselves honestly.”

Does that sound like it would be titillating, voyeuristic, inappropriate?

It's not. The videos feature all body types, ages, issues, men, women, trans. Some are famous, some not.

And they are beautiful, touching, elevating.

Throw your preconceived notions out the window and watch:

Lea DeLaria

Jillian Mercado

Sarah Jane Adams

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