swimming

These 17 Plus-Size Mermaids Are Magical Inspiration

Fat bodies are made for water. We float serenely through even the harshest of waves. Here are 17 plus size mermaids who are pure magic!

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Skincare Is Self-Care! Protect Yourself From The Summer Sun With These Tips

What can we do to care for our skin of all colors?

When you are dealing with soaring temperatures and direct sunlight, your direct needs become very obvious and immediate: stay hydrated, protect your skin, and keep your internal temperature under control.

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I Don't Like Being Naked — Don't Judge Me

All that to say, I’ve seen my share of naked bodies. I am glad that there are spaces where people can feel comfortable disrobing, and when we pass through such a beach, I find it normal. I simply have no desire to join them.

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How I Overcame My Swimsuit Phobia And Learned To Appreciate My Body

I wasn’t just wearing a swimsuit; I was moving in one. Image: Thinkstock.

My swimsuit phobia started in middle school — that breeding ground of body shame and fear. One minute I’m a kid excitedly putting on my pink two-piece and running into the ocean, the next, I’m avoiding any place where people are known to live in their swimsuits and I might be forced to wear one.

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The Mombod Swimsuit Guide

Whatever you decide to put on your body while you are swimming with your family, have fun with it. Image: Thinkstock.

The Internet has told us that instead of selling our wild summer children to a band of traveling performers, we should go swimming with them instead. At a beach or at the pool, your choice. The Internet also told us that us moms should get over our silly body issues and just play! Have fun!

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Karen Miranda: Photographer

Spotted at: Temescal, Oakland

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