Here’s your regular swimsuit season reminder: you owe the internet nothing! it’s easy to be having fun at the pool with little thought as to how you look and then think, “i need to capture this with a photo!” and suddenly your brain switches into self-objectification mode and you start posing with the “right” angles, and then you realize the lighting is terrible and you have to move to a different location, and then you see the pics and you’re not loving what you’re working with, and suddenly your day at the pool is shot because you forgot swimming is for doing, not being looked at! but that’s hard to remember when you also want to capture your joy in a photo! and when so many of us live by the “pics or it didn’t happen” mantra!
✖️we can avoid that self-objectifying, self-conscious way of living by getting the focus off of how our bodies *look* and onto how we *feel.* what activities, situations, and mental or physical exercises help you feel whole and at peace with your body while getting your mind off of how you look in those moments? it could be lots of things: yoga, meditation, running, singing, painting, focusing on gratitude, or writing. one of those activities for us is swimming. documenting how we *look* while swimming would ruin an opportunity to forget about that and focus on how we feel.
✔️ if you feel like you're not #empowered
or confident enough if you don't take pics of yourself and share them online, we want to lift that pressure off your shoulders. your body is an instrument for your use and experience, not an ornament to be admired. if you post pics in your suit, awesome! but never ever worry that you’re not confident enough if you don’t post a pic. you don’t *need* to prove your body love or body acceptance in photos! we want you to swim, get your hair wet, and enjoy the water! 👊🏽need our unique approach to body image in your life? enroll in our online course, rsvp for april 4 event, or watch our tedx talk, all linked in our bio! #beautyredefined #morethanabody #seemorebemore