Model Khrysty Ana called out the pain many women go through to achieve a "conventionally acceptable" level of beauty.
She wrote on her Instagram:
"Oh how we love our shapers, our tight jeans, bras that obsessively embrace us so much to only suffocate our natural form. Oh why woman, why? I can't go a day without seeing an Ad of these new body shaping suits, because apparently small waist, thick butt and large DD's are what we should ALL look like."
She shared photos of what these "beautifying" garments actually do, from the agony of blistered feet (from her "very sexy high heels") to the welts left by uncomfortable bras.
"Woman, oh how we love a little pain here and there, waxing, tweezing, tanning/burning, bleaching, scrubbing... that's fine. Nothing against what we want, but tell me woman, is that what you really truly want?"
But perhaps the most powerful photo was the one where you can clearly see her legs turn a blue-ish shade from wearing too-tight shapewear for a few hours.
The main takeaway, though, is to know that you are beautiful with or without these body shaping tools. Never forget it, and thanks to Khrysty Ana for the powerful reminder.