Let鈥檚 think about a couple of beauty icons who are flooding the web right now: Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift. These two women are both all over fashion and beauty sites, but their style and body types are totally different. Artist Kelsey Higley examined the different extremes of beauty standards and tested them out on herself via Photoshop. The results might just make you think鈥

The project is called Manipulated, and in it, this Art Media student at the University of Oklahoma pulled and pinched every part of her body, from making her eyes bigger to making her waist smaller, all to take a look at what we deem beautiful.

In her 126-image stop motion video she tracks the ideal beauty standards from four different times in civilization, but a flip through any tabloid will show you that it鈥檚 kind of hard to define exactly what鈥檚 beautiful week-to-week. In a statement, Kelsey explains: 鈥淭he work is a commentary on not only these unrealistic idealizations of beauty, but also on women鈥檚 desire to be attractive.鈥

Kelsey said that the video 鈥渟how[s] my own inner conflict with beauty as I battle with the desire to look like someone else and the acceptance of my natural beauty.鈥 The lesson in all of this? Your body is not a trend or a fashion statement. Take inspiration from Kelsey and you do you!

How do you embrace your natural beauty? Let us know in the comments!

(h/t HelloGiggles)