Body image is something that many of us deal with (and struggle with, tbh) throughout our lives 鈥 something that changes and evolves just as much as our individual bodies do. We, of course, do our best to be body-positive, but in a society that enforces some brutally rigid expectations on our figures, it can get pretty tough. Seriously, it鈥檚 no wonder that Jody Steel鈥檚 stunning Body Image video has been viewed almost 50 million times in its first 24 hours online. 50 MILLION!

Body Image by Jody Steel 鈥 A Timelapse DrawingMusic by Kylaido

Posted by Jody Steel on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The simple yet striking video shows merely the artist鈥檚 midsection, first bare, then gradually adding layers of marker and paint. They鈥檙e manipulated to appear as a painful-looking twist. Jody adds more details, then eventually bends and stretches when her mind-boggling, body-warping masterpiece is done.

鈥淥nce I realized that naturally, I don鈥檛 have a Coke bottle figure, or long and thin legs, I began to let go of the pressures I鈥檝e felt to fulfill an image that our society has deemed the pinnacle of beauty,鈥 Jody explains on her Facebook page. 鈥淪o let go of your demons and learn to enjoy the things you love in life. You can be healthy and happy.鈥 We here ya, girl!

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(h/t Huffington Post; photo via Jody Steel/Facebook)