Brace yourself and be ready for the flood of bikini body propaganda on the way. Brace yourself for the photoshopped ideal bodies, the crash diets, the before and after pictures.
It'll say that you can't wear those at your size! It'll say that you can finally be confident this summer once you've blitzed that belly fat! It will prey on insecurities that lead to self hatred, no self worth, poor food relationships, disordered eating.
It will tell you that you cannot feel good, cannot be happy, cannot enjoy your summer unless you spend all your energy, time and money on fitting the 'perfect body' archetype. And as we tear ourselves into our imperfect pieces diet industry professionals go home with their millions.
Well guess what? You don't have to buy into it.
This is the first summer that I refuse to hate my body. I refuse to pin my self worth on my outer appearence and spend months torturously dieting and working out to fit a made up standard. I choose to live, to be happy, to be bikini bodied, just as I am.