In the world we live in, body acceptance can be nearly impossible. In fact, in a study conducted by Glamour Magazine, a whopping 97 percent of women surveyed admitted to having at least one "I hate my body" moment.
For Amy Pence-Brown, she used to fall into this overwhelming statistic. This mother of three from Boise, Idaho, explains, "I was a chubby kid turned curvy teen turned fat mother, but have been at peace with my body for many years."
In an effort to help others accept their own bodies and to bring attention to the body positivity movement, she stripped down to her bikini at a crowded farmer's market in Boise and urged strangers to draw hearts on her body.
This is a similar experiment to one done in London, but Pence-Brown says she was sure that Boise, Idaho is a less progressive place.
Watch the video here to see what happens:
"At the time of the performance, I was terrified that no one would stop to draw a heart, that I'd stand there for minutes that felt like hours alone, that I'd be asked to leave by the police, and/or that people would say mean things to me."
Amy Pence-Brown, People
As you can see, Pence-Brown's fears were quickly alleviated. She says she was "overwhelmed" with warmth, positivity and a faith in humanity. She tells People Magazine that she hopes everyone who sees her experiment is inspired to love themselves and their bodies.
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Mom of three strips down in crowded marketplace
In January 2014, comedian Jay Mohr, 42, called attention to Alyssa Milano's post-baby figure.
"It seems like she had a baby," he said on the radio. "I don't really give a s--t ... I read it on her gut."
Milano acknowledged that the comments hurt her and expressed her thoughts on body shaming as a whole.
"I think it's an interesting statement about where we are socially that people feel that they can sort of rip a woman's body apart after having a baby," she told Mario Lopez. "I don't think it's fair."
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Taylor Swift's famous friend Lorde came to the "Shake It Off" singer's defense when Diplo, 36, tweeted that "someone should make a Kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty" and also launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for an augmentation.
"@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it hm"
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We thought Pink, 35, looked beautiful in a plunging black dress at an event last week, but negative comments about her weight still surfaced online.
"I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight," she tweeted. "You're referring to the pictures of me from last night's cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr. Maggie DiNome."
"She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you," she continued. "While I admit that the dress didn't photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful."
There you have it!
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Lena Dunham, 28, is proud of her body, and she definitely isn't afraid to show it off. The "Girls" star regularly bares it all on her hit HBO show, and has frequently spoken out against the concept of body shaming.
"You know, it gets easier and easier. My fears came true. People called me fat and hideous, and I lived. And now I keep living," she told The Guardian.
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Gabourey Sidibe has been called "enormous," "scary," "a balloon on the body of a zeppelin" -- and more, but the actress has brushed it all off and pursued her dreams, even after many told her she would never make it in Hollywood.
After critics slammed her appearance on the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet, Sidibe tweeted, "To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night."
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Karl Lagerfeld once called powerhouse singer Adele "a little too fat," but Adele, 26, responded in the best way.
"I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines," she told People. "I represent the majority of women, and I'm very proud of that."
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Perhaps Britney Spears said it best earlier this week after a concertgoer at her "Piece of Me" residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas called her a "fat b-tch."
"F--king a--hole," Spears shouted into her mic in response.
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