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Because Who Is Perfect? Mannequins Modeled After People with Disabilities

I love watching this artist gently and painstakingly measure every part of these people’s bodies, taking care to understand every curve of spine or shortness of limb in order to recreate each detail exactly right. What the world would deem imperfect, this artist sees as beautiful. Beautiful enough to set a “standard of beauty,” since that is the way mannequins are typically viewed.

One of the women who had a mannequin modeled after her said in the video, “It is special to see yourself like this, when you usually can’t look at yourself in the mirror.”

I think we all want someone to know in intimate detail our imperfections (whether real or imagined, of the body or of the soul), and still see us as beautiful.

Photo from VenusBuzz.com

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