Jasmine is one of four people with whom I had not previously met or worked prior to extending an invitation to participate in this project. As I often do, I contacted Jasmine via Instagram and explained the details of my project. After accepting my invitation, we met at Yorkdale Shopping Centre to discuss the insecurities she has towards her body.
She revealed she has a mark on her skin appearing below her bellybutton, spanning almost the full width of her pelvis. I would liken its appearance to the sort of indent you’d expect to exist on your skin after wearing a pair of pants that were a bit too tight at the waist – except hers remains permanently. Because of its location on her body, it can become visible when wearing a crop top or a bikini. Jasmine admitted a conscious effort is made to conceal this mark whenever possible with high-waisted pants, for example.
Another insecurity she has towards her body concerns her eyes. On the left one exists what is commonly known as a freckle, which is a pigmented spot appearing in the white part of her eye. Due to its placement, the freckle is most obvious when she shifts her gaze to the right. There was a time when she was considering having it removed, but she indicated she has now grown to accept it.