Queens woman strips down and stands up against body shaming

Posted at 9:41 PM, Jan 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-17 22:05:37-05

QUEENS, N.Y. – A Queens woman has decided to bare it all in a YouTube video to spread a message about loving your body.

The video, “Emotions of Weight,” begins with the statement “I hate my body,” and shows Kat Lazo examining herself in the mirror.

Audio plays over the video of girls talking about body image and weight.

“I would hate to have legs like that,” one woman says.

The remainder of the video shows Lazo dancing and walking around in the street partially naked.

In the description of the video, Lazo says the following:

“Last year I went throughout an emotional roller coaster and as a result so did my weight. Which is natural, but some people felt the need to criticize and judge my body’s change.

“I decided to take to the street and bare it all in order to silence society’s pressure of beauty standards.”

Lazo further explained her actions on her blog:

“Shaking like a leaf, I hit the streets with my skin colored bikini and danced everyone’s opinions of my weight off my shoulders. Whether it be a relationship or your body, change isn’t easy– it’s emotional. And that’s okay. No matter where you are in your journey, I hope this video brightens up your day and perhaps even makes you laugh. Love yourself.”