If I could sum up my swimsuit aesthetic this year in one word, that word would be… boobs. And I love it.
Every March I headed outside in a brand new bathing suit so Andy could quickly snap a photo of me in the frigid wind, my feet burning on the frozen ground, my pale skin all prickled and bumpy; all in the name of swimsuit confidence.
“Complete honesty?” Andy asked, smooshed beside me in the closet. “Yup.” “I can’t wait until the whole diaper bottom thing is done.”
I have gained probably 30 pounds since the very first time I wore a bikini on the internet 3 years ago. Writing a book can do that to you… I keep telling myself. You would think that would mean it’d be even harder to find one that I love and felt comfortable in… but the opposite […]
So Friday I did my own personal equivalent of the polar bear plunge, and put up the yearly photo of me in a bathing suit, nay.. a bikini, and it’s become one of my favorite traditions. It’s like a starter gun to my spring/summer self esteem, which needs to top off at a higher level […]
We love the sun. We love the water. We sometimes forget to shave that one strip on the back of our legs. And we worry like hell about what the other women at the beach think of us, because the honest to God truth is, forget the men, we judge each other the hardest. There […]
I told you why I did it, and now you can see it for yourself. Click here for the full article. I said this on Facebook, but I want to say it here as well… I need to take a moment to just say thank you for all the support. It is an absolute honor […]
I arrived in Florida to tornadoes, hail, cool temperatures… oh, and an email box full of requests from morning news shows. All because a chubby girl wore a bikini on the internet. I mean, can you even imagine!? So, yesterday we spent the day poolside with the crew of Good Morning America. We talked about […]
So, when I started do this whole thing where once a year I put on a bathing suit and go in public, I thought, yes. This feels brave. This feels strong. And it was, until one day it wasn’t. It doesn’t necessarily feel less strong or less brave, it just feels… normal. Which is amazing. […]
It’s finally here, my 2011 TED Talk. I haven’t watched it, because in my head, everything about it felt perfect. It’s been almost 4 months, I feel the exact same level of confidence now as I did then. To this day, it is still the most raw, honest, surreal and life changing moment of my […]