Originally published June 28, 2016 on the Huffington Post.

Rockin’ a 👙 body isn’t something that’s reserved for women that resemble the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Those women are gorgeous and have made staying in top “Angel” shape a priority—nothin’ wrong with that, if you want to rock the wings.

Me and    Shainna Tucker    of  @thickgrlscloset  rocking our đź‘™   bodies for Always for Me

Me and Shainna Tucker of @thickgrlscloset rocking our đź‘™ bodies for Always for Me

But for the rest of us mortals—who might be more focused on building our careers, caring for our families, being there for our friends, surviving illnesses, or just living a full life—the prospect of putting on a bikini can be a little daunting.

If you’re waiting for someone to give you permission to feel good in a bathing suit, THIS is it! Regardless of how you look today, your body is at the perfect point given where you are in YOUR personal journey right now . . .

Read the rest on the Huffington Post!