Image description: A blue square with the title of the blog post and two smaller round images, one of a Black trans woman and one of a white woman, both in bathing suits near water.
Summer is a fraught time for so many people, what with the constant:
Demands (“Get a summer body now!”)
Expectations (A summer body is thin, with tanned but white skin)
Scrutiny (“What does she thinks she’s doing in that outfit?”)
Internalized stigma (“I can’t possibly go out in public like this”)
One of the best ways to fight summer-body weight stigma is to normalize fat bodies in public, both in person and online. Here are 16 photos that prove every body is a bikini body.
“My thoughts about a photo being bad because my body is bigger, is nothing more than cultural conditioning. It’s why I’m so grateful to those who unabashedly flaunt their bodies in bikinis and barely-there clothes, because it helps me unlearn all of the bullshit I’ve been taught about what is a “good” body. “
Swimsuit Photos for Body Positive, Anti-Diet & HAES Marketing
Here are 16 more beautiful photos from the Swimsuits & Fatkini collection at Body Liberation Stock, the world’s first and best site for high-resolution stock images of large bodies for commercial use. Use these images on your website, social media, flyers, brochures, and other marketing materials to represent more of your customers, clients, and prospects. You’ll also be helping to change the world by increasing the representation of large-bodied and fat folks.
These stock photos are often used by:
Health at Every Size healthcare providers, authors, therapists, nutritionists, and dietitians
Body image, intuitive eating, and life coaches
HAES eating disorder treatment professionals
Inclusive and fat-friendly fitness pros and personal trainers
Plus-size fashion designers, retailers and eCommerce
Shelbey Osborne is a 200-hour Yoga Teacher. She is passionate about yoga and astrology and uses these teachings to help individuals connect deeper to their own intuition. She is an advocate for body acceptance and applying a self-compassionate approach to all areas of our lives.