Is it Better to Wax or Shave my Bikini Line?
It smelled of Tide, a scent I remembered from childhood. The question was — do I tell someone that I want to be a girl? When she was small, the longer a friend stayed over, the better, as parenting was easier with a friend to alleviate the responsibility I felt to keep her occupied and away from screens. Finally, the sadness comes. Every person at that pool party looked completely different; different sizes, shapes, hair colours, types of bloody swimwear. I looked out for pretty ones to collect but there were none — they were all brittle, broken things muted of colour. The last week of school, The Boyfriend breaks up with my daughter on the bus.
Bonding with My ‘In-Law’ Over Bikini Wax
I timed the adventure to the wettest possible time of year, and it was a success. Just solitude and nature. Us ladies might even be lucky enough to hear yet another man's authoritative voice explain that men are visual creatures, so women just need to cover up, even at the beach. What reassures me, as the winter deepens, is that the relationship between my daughter and The Boyfriend seems to be a good one. If seeing a woman in a bikini, or a man shirtless, makes it difficult for you to treat that person like a human being, I truly am sorry. This was true, but it was also being aided at the time by a litany of plant-based phytoestrogenic pills I was taking and liquids and creams I was using to try to develop further breast growth.
Your thoughts and feelings on women in bikinis have nothing to do with me and my bikini. Today, the idea of it is unthinkable. Why the hell should I not be able to post a picture of myself in a pool or on the beach, or even do those things without fear of being shamed or compared to others? I was laying on my airbed, high as a kite, listening to the patter of the rain on canvas, when I heard a voice from beyond the tent. At school after the weekend I would listen to stories they shared and begin to tell them second hand; borrowed experience, stolen tales. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. I need to arm her, instead, with practical ways to deal with this.
2 months ago