You might be familiar with the “What’s Underneath Project” series by StyleLikeU. In the latest installment, Orange is the New Black favourite Lea DeLaria is featured.
In this moving video, she strips down (yes, literally) as she opens up about a number of very personal issues. That being body image, as well as her struggle with her sexuality.
One thing she says in the video is this: “My entire life has been trying to put a positive spin on what it means to be butch. Part of being butch is the dress, is the look. People had to recognize what you were the second you walked in that bar.”
After describing herself as a “proud fat woman”, Lea went on to say: “We live in a fattist society that expects — especially of women — certain things, especially around their weight, and it’s bullsh*t.”
One last thing that is worth highlighting before I let you watch the video (and you really should) is that she discussed her proudest achievement.
“Getting to the level that I’ve gotten to in this industry without ever, having once, been in the closet.”
You can watch the full video below.