“I finally stood there one day and said, When are you going to be OK? You’ve been spending almost 50 years trying to get thinner, trying not to have cellulite, ankles that swell…. When are you going to be OK? And I finally said, Today. You’re going to be OK today.”
Jacelyn O’Shaughnessy shook up stereotypes when she appeared in bra and undies for American Apparel. At 62, she was way past the age of your typical lingerie model. Senior Planet talked to Jacky earlier this year about what it meant to bare body and soul and the impact the American Apparel campaign might have. She told us, “I feel that healthy aging requires awareness and continued discipline, but also not giving in to the limiting attitudes that have been fostered for such a long time about getting older.” (Read the interview here.)
In this video, part of a series called the What’s Underneath Project – “Style is knowing who you are – it’s what’s underneath” – Jacky talks more about coming to terms with her body. While it might seem easy for her (no rolls of fat to worry about), what she says applies to us all.