07/19/2013 02:18 pm ET

Body Revolution: Comedians Talk About Their Bodies, Make Us Oh-So Happy (VIDEO)

Inspired by Lady GaGa's body revolution last fall, a group of stand-up comics got together to talk about their bodies on-camera.

Men and women of varying body shapes and sizes took the stage at an open-mic event, opening up about their body insecurities.

"My relationship with my body is war," Heather Thomson admitted.

Rye Silverman, a comedian and cross-dresser, spoke about how miserable his life was before he started dressing in women's clothes: "I spent so much of my life insecure and terrified."

"A few months ago, I was about 15 pounds lighter -- nothing changed." Marianne Sierk said. "I didn't book any more gigs, I didn't date any more great guys, I didn't get a pot of gold. I was still living, and now I'm a little bit heavier, and things are great."

Check out the full video above for brave insights on beauty norms, body acceptance and being authentic.

What do you think of this body revolution? Leave a comment below, or join the conversation on Twitter @HuffPostWomen.

[h/t Jezebel]



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