|Pic from Jezebel|
I think I can count the number of times on one hand I've worn a bikini as an adult. Once was when my family was vacationing at Dauphin Island. I didn't want super bad tan lines (despite my SPF 70), so I rocked the string two piece at around a size 16 or 18, most importantly, it was pre-baby and pre-stretched-out-skin-size 26. BUT, we were on our own end of the island and there weren't many people there. Would I have had the cajones to do it on the public access part of the beach? Probably not. But, I was there with my (then) boyfriend, family, fat cat named Mia, and our dogs.
Let me ask again with my favorite verb/noun/adjective peppered there...
WHY THE FUCK SHOULDN'T SHE ROCK IT?
She's gorgeous! So are you. So am I!
Let me say this to you... You ARE gorgeous, too. Just love the skin you're in... We need to fight the fat hate. You CAN be healthy and a size 14, 16 or 18. You don't have to be a single digit size to be beautiful. I know people who were size 34-36 and sizes they don't make for women in clothes without elastic. They're MUCH healthier now than they were.
From a size 26 at my heaviest (I cringe at photos of myself there) to my current size 10/12, I still don't want to rock a two piece. Why not? Let me let you in on a little secret- all of my skin from those years I yo-yo dieted and got up to 268 lbs (and up and down and up and down and you get the point). My excess skin hides my navel. Really. It does. REALLY. No, I don't want to show you.
So, that's why I hate two pieces... unless it covers my entire abdomen. But then, that's basically a one piece.
I'm not physically comfortable with me. I think that's the take home. We hate ourselves, so we push that shit to others to take the attention off ourselves and our ugly ass personality/judgement/zit, etc.
Stop the fat hate. Why? Cause you're just pushing your insecurities out on other people.
What do you think? Do you think we're pushing our insecurities against other people when it comes to body image?
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