original photo credit: angiii

 

It sounds like a negative trend but it's actually a body-positive hashtag that has gone viral. Women who were tired of searching through social media seeing that "perfect bikini body" decided to do something about it...and it's working.

 

It's bold. It's beautiful. It's sportin' the wrong hashtag in my opinion.

 

If you're on Instagram and/or Twitter, you might have seen #fatkini trending. The idea behind it (as explained HERE) is to embrace your body no matter the size. Instead of wishing for that "perfect bikini body" you flaunt what you've got. This led to #losehatenotweight. Now the movement has gone viral.

 

Now, that #losehatenotweight is something I can get on board for. I am absolutely that person who tries for that "bikini body". What is a bikini body, anyway? Who determines whether or not you've reached that goal?

 

I struggle with the back and forth of it all. One day I'm flying my "embrace my body" flag and the next day I'm irritated that my jeans fit weird and am devising a plan on how to get in better shape. It's an emotional rollercoaster and it's ridiculous.

 

Would you take a picture of yourself in a bikini without a filter, editing or anything?