A group of queer college students from the U.K. shed some layers to chat about body confidence for National Student Pride.
The video sees the students slowly take off their clothes and talk about their body woes. Over the course of the video, talking about their bodies helps them become more comfortable in their own skin.
“Seeing other guys around… You can’t help but compare yourself to them,” said Corey, who identifies as bisexual. “Sometimes, it can be really hard to take a step back and realize I need to stop comparing myself to other people because I’m never going to be them.”
“It’s quite nerve-wracking standing in front of a camera rig, lights, and a group of people that have never seen you in less than a wooly jumper,” Charlie Ann Mathers, who identifies as pansexual, told Attitude Magazine. “But, it was honestly one of the most liberating things I have ever done.”
National Student Pride is an LGBT pride event held in London every February. For more information, visit the organization’s website.