Scarred women refuse to cover up for beach saying: “Don’t dare tell us we’re not bikini beautiful”
Scars and abuse have not held back these six women, who have shared their extraordinary stories of self-acceptance and proudly posed in swimwear together
With this heatwave kickstarting summer, many of us will be frantically trying to tone our wobbly bits and slapping on the fake tan, ready to slip into that bikini.
But for some it is an almost impossible prospect.
Sylvia Mac has spent the last 45 years desperately covering herself up, after suffering severe third and fourth-degree burns during a childhood accident.
Now 49, she says the relentless, hurtful comments and stares from strangers left her considering suicide.
“I didn’t realise how bad my mental health was, I thought this was just a physical thing,” she says. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Daily Mirror
Original publication 15 JUL 2018
Posted on NatCorn 5th August 2018