Sarah Marie (mangofandango) wrote in vaginapagina,
Sarah Marie

MMMMonday! Body image and summer time.

Each Monday, we bring you special, maintainer-curated content intended to enrich your VP experience. Please note that you can find past MMMMonday posts using the mmmmonday tag.

Also, a quick reminder about the other places you can find VP: vp_bulletins for local announcements; contact_vp for questions and feedback on the way VP is run; the Vulvapedia for basic questions; and don't forget about our sibling community over on Dreamwidth!

Have you seen this post going around? It's about wearing a bikini despite having a body our culture does not deem "a bikini body". "The reason these people do not want to see a fat body in a bikini is because traditionally, that garment is something a woman earns by proving herself attractive enough to exist."
(You know what we say about "having a bikini body" - have a body, put a bikini on it, you're all set!)

We know body image is something that gets challenged/celebrated/talked about a lot in the summer months, and there are a lot of pieces written about that issue. Do you have a favorite? Is there a perspective you have read online, in print, or heard from someone that has been helpful to you in feeling more comfortable and empowered in summer time, body-or-otherwise? Let us know in comments!

Also, if you haven't yet and would be willing, please take a moment to fill out our poll on MMMMondays and the LRU
Tags: mmmmonday
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