Museum Wants You To Try On Someone Else’s Skin
This is kinda neat, and yes...creepy.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in someone else's shoes, so to speak? There's an odd exhibit at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science (aka Party Central!) that lets people "try on the skin" of those with different body types. Some suits are hairier, some have more freckles, some have large fat deposits, others have stretch marks...it's quite the variety.
Of course it's a little weird, too. I mean, it's not something society is used to seeing, which I think makes it even more important to experience. IT'S CALLED EMPATHY, PEOPLE!
I'm a strong believer in teaching and promoting empathy, and the best way to learn something is to experience it. Unfortunately, this exhibit is in Houston, Texas. I hope it makes its way to Minnesota, much like the Bodies Exhibition a few years ago.
Would you try on a body suit like those in this exhibit? Answer below!