Fitness trainer photoshops herself to highlight how warped our idea of the 'perfect body' is
You need to see this.
Just like clothes, eyebrows and hairstyles, what we see as "hot" when it comes to body shapes is dictated by a set of trends that are about as healthy as those appetite suppressing lollipops Kimmy K was promoting a little while back.
Fitting the very specific physical mould that is set for women is damn near impossible for most people, (despite all the #peachy posts you might come across on your social media feed) and trainer Cassey Ho has taken to Instagram to show her followers just how ridiculous the concept of a fashionable figure is.
The leading lady of fitness brand Blogilates photoshopped her body to meet the standards of what the "perfect" woman has looked like throughout history, and the result is pretty shocking.
Starting with the big butt, full lip Kardashian look of the mid 2010s-now and travelling all the way back to the full-figure that was sought after between 1400 and 1700, Ho took her body through every major body trend in an effort to cause people to question, "Why do we treat our bodies like we treat fashion?"
In her caption she wrote:
"Well, the reality is, manufacturing our bodies is a lot more dangerous than manufacturing clothes. Stop throwing your body out like it's fast fashion.
"Please treat your body with love and respect and do not succumb to the beauty standard. Embrace your body because it's YOUR own perfect body."
The post, which has garnered over 141 thousand likes, quickly received a wave of comments praising Ho for the message.
"This is such a great perspective to give! Thank you for this," wrote one fan.
"Let's spread the word... This post is so inspiring," shared another.
"I cannot love this enough," said a third.
In the age of the Instamodel (and photoshop) it's refreshing, and important, to see influential women promote healthier thinking around body image.