As surprising as it may be, it is impossible to be a woman in the public eye without getting a ton of unwarranted criticism. Cassey Ho is one example of this. The fitness instructor and trainer gets plenty of inspirational feedback for her work – but she also gets a shocking amount of negative and cruel commentary as well. In order to respond to her criticisms, Ho decided to create a compelling video that answers a very important question – If you could change something about yourself, would you? What if changing was as easy as a single click? Check out the thought-provoking video below – you’re going to be amazed at what this woman does to make a statement.
Wow guys. The response on yesterday’s post was moving, incredible, and shocking all at once. Thank you. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I’m happy that many of you clicked over to watch my short film when you saw my new “perfect” body. You experienced the most powerful video I have ever created. You saw me strip down my confidence and self esteem. You saw me raw. Hurt. And vulnerable. For those who haven’t seen it yet, please click on the link in my bio. I wanted to post again because there was a weird phenomenon that happened when I posted this photoshopped picture. On the very same photo, I got some people praising me and others degrading me. What worries me is this: 1. That some people think this is real and that it should be “goals.” 2. That some people still think it’s not good enough. It’s tough knowing what’s real and what’s not when magazine covers and music videos are photoshopped (yes, music videos), Instagram pics are photoshopped, and so many women are getting surgery. How are we to know what kind of beauty can be naturally achieved when everything around us is so deceiving? If you want to know what you can do to help stop body shaming, all I ask is that you share the video with at least 1 person. That’s all. After countless days of shooting, weeks of editing, visual effects, and lots of hard work from a team of amazing people, my short film was turned into a reality. Thank you to James Chen, James Jou, and @smashboxcosmetics for helping me bring this to life. #madeatsmashbox I hope you guys liked it. I love you. Stay beautiful. A photo posted by Cassey Ho (@blogilates) on Apr 17, 2015 at 5:05pm PDT