So I've been swearing up and down all summer that I would do a fatkini post. I wanted to do it earlier in the season so you could see where I got my swimwear and pick up a suit yourself if you wanted, but the summer got away from me and I didn't make it to the beach until a couple of weeks ago! I've been debating whether to post this or not because I'm studying to work in a professional field and have been concerned about this surfacing in the job interview process. However, the field I work in is also one which values logic, reason, and unsettling dominant ideologies. The reason I have decided to post these is that the fat body is a highly politicized one, and the only way we can begin to change that is to expose more people to it - to show them that it is not the shocking thing that they might imagine it to be. I've also decided to post these because I want to inspire more women to be confident with their bodies, to walk out onto the beach in a bikini and not worry about what anyone else thinks.
Remember: "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
Note: I'm wearing a cover-up in some of the shots because I am very fair and burn super easily... Always wear sunscreen or a light UV protecting cover up to make sure you're not harming your skin.
|Bathing suit - Monif C. via Gussied Up Plus/Cover Up - H&M Plus (US)|
|Bikini - Panache c/o Bare Plus/Cover-Up - New Look (UK)|
|Bikini - H&M+ (US)/Cover-Up - Joe Fresh/Hat - Chapel Hats|
Which suit is your favourite?