“You should be ashamed of your body.”
“You can’t wear that.”
“You need to lose 10 lbs before you are swimsuit ready.”
“You need a different body for that bathing suit.”
“You should cover up!”
We’ve heard it all… and we are SICK of it! On a foggy Florida morning, we took to the beach to show that you should be proud of your body — no matter what. The women made signs to add their own voices and showed off their honest bodies. The women were encouraged to wear whatever bathing suit they felt comfortable in. For some, that’s a bikini. For others, it’s not! No one should be shamed into believing they have to wear a certain type of bathing suit, and you should be proud of your body and wear whatever you feel confident in!
Angie & Mike Sonrode, from Mid Drift Movement, collaborated on the shoot. Angie proudly held her sign, “I will not wear your expectations on my body.” Empowering women to feel beautiful and confident in what THEY want to wear is the message behind this shoot. There are so many variations of bodies. There is not one size or one shape that is allowed to wear a bikini. If you want to wear one — do it! If you don’t, that’s fine too. The point of our message is to love your body and be proud of it.
Society can’t dictate what you should wear.
Author & Photographer of The Honest Body Project