After hitting the beach in a bikini for the first time in her life, one woman learned that every body is a bikini body.
BuzzFeed Yellow documented a woman named Jazzmyne’s journey with a video that begins with her picking out a bikini and ended with her rocking it at the beach. Before the shopping trip, she explained the motivation behind documenting the experience, describing how she struggled to love herself between her junior year of high school and junior year of college.
“I grew up just being around a lot of girls who were super thin and super blonde and super white. I idolized them and their figures more than I appreciated my own figure,” she says. “I went through a hard time of eating disorders and therapists and really getting down on myself.”
Jazzmyne stressed that she never thought she “was supposed to” wear a bikini, but is now on a body-positive mission to change her perspective.
“I really want to work on being the most confident version of myself that I can be,” she said. “I’m on a journey to love me for me and if people love it, that’s awesome and if people don’t, that’s not my problem.”
With that kickass mentality, Jazzmyne picked out a black bikini designed by model Ashley Graham and hit the beach with a bit of hesitation. It wasn’t long though that she felt she was rocking her new swimsuit.
“I’m feeling good. I’m feeling a lot of confidence,” she said.
Before this experience, Jazzmyne thought that she should only wear high-waisted swimsuits because of her body. Now, no swimsuit is off-limits.
Jazzmyne later posted a bikini pic on Instagram and wrote in the caption that she never felt “good enough” to wear a bikini to the beach ― until now.
“This is me, in a bikini, and I fucking love it,” she wrote.