The video was filmed by Michael Anthony Hermogena who was once the resident photographer for Torrid. Michael is a Los Angeles based photographer, you can check out his work under 8x10 Proofs. He is also active in the plus industry and I'm sure you've probably noticed the lil' guy with the mohawk on the discussion panels during Full Figure Fashion Week(tm).
I am pleased to share with you this P.S.A. on finding and maintaining a positive body image.
Hollywood should not determine how you feel about yourself. It is a fantasy.
Definition of FANTASY:
The power or process of creating especially unrealistic or improbable mental images in response to psychological need
Unfortunately, I was one of those that grew up being teased...classmates, random kids and even my own siblings. My parents always told me I was beautiful, but when the world tells you otherwise you kinda feel like that's the job of your parents to tell you such things. It took years for me to finally become comfortable within my own skin. Someone wrote on my facebook blog page that she too wanted to be as confident as I am. My suggestion to her? Surround yourself with positive minded people and watch yourself begin to love yourself a little more each day.