We asked model and artist Myla Dalbesio to be a part of the What’s Underneath Project because, in a torn jean jacket and a who-gives-a-shit off-the-shoulder sweater, she is a force for body image positivity after landing at rock bottom. With honesty as rocking as her Metallica tee, Myla tells about how she became addicted to Adderall as she tried to lose weight for the modeling agency standards. We love how Myla finds it absurd that she is labeled an "in-betweenie” because she is neither big enough to be “plus size” nor thin enough to be “straight-size.” Can't a woman just be a woman? After all, here she is, a goddess, who, because of how denigrated she is due to her size, still needs reminders from the 300-pound female at the beach in a lime green thong to feel comfortable in her own skin.
Elisa + Lily
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Myla's video was edited by Andrea Cruz
What's Underneath is produced by Elisa, Lily, & Mona