The short and the short of it: The truth of who we are in My Body

(image via Vimeo (c) Sandralee Zinzen and Nicolas Nivesse (PÔLE 3D School in Roubaix, France)

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A teenage girl is staring at herself in a mirror. She doesn’t like what she sees; fat, skinny, ugly, she looks like a monster. Maybe she should just take a step back and realize she’s not that monstrous. (synopsis via Laughing Squid)

Seeing ourselves as we really are is never easy.

It’s even less so when you’re a teenager and you’re still trying to figure out who you are all while up tour disorienting neck in the messy business of growing up and finding your place in the world.

In My Body, a gorgeous two-minute piece of animation by Sandralee Zinzen and Nicolas Nivesse of the PÔLE 3D School in Roubaix, France, one teenage girl initially looks at herself and sees everything that is wrong with her.

But then snaps to attention, back to reality and sees herself for who she is, a transformational journey that totally changes her perspective in the most grounded and inspiring of ways.

No matter your age, a film like My Body is just the antidote for all the body shaming the media, social media and the world at large puts us through every day, a piece of positive reinforcement that we could all do with watching again and again.

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