In a continuing trend of bloggers shedding clothing for a cause, Curvy Girls Guide partnered with Land’s End to create and promote a campaign called Nationl Swim Suit Confidence Week. CGG’s Brittany Gibbons calls it “a movement geared at helping women feel sexy and confident in their bathing suits, no matter what their size, and get back into the pool this year…finally!”
On May 23, all 21 Curvy Girls Guide contributors and dozens of bloggers from around the ‘sphere posted photos of themselves posing in Land’s End swim suits…and nothing more. Several of the Guide’s writers traveled to Connecticut for an in-studio interview and fashion show on Connecticut Style which can be found on the show’s website. A TV and radio satellite press tour followed, capped off by a Good Morning America stunt in which the bloggers appeared in Times Square…in their swim suits.
Can you say Good Morning America? Nothing says I have swimsuit confidence like strutting your stuff in Times Square for the world to see. Know what else is not at all self-conscious? Watching Emeril Lagasse grill flank steak right before your very eyes at 8:30 in the morning, again, while you’re in your swimsuit.
When asked what they see when they view their swimsuit photos, Spohr said “I still see my perceived flaws, but I also know that I’m focusing on the negatives that only matter to me.” Gibbons added “I think I am preconditioned to see everything I hate about my body, but I’m starting to see all the parts of me that rock. Thank goodness for boobs, haha.”
Shauna Glenn, a CGG contributor who participated in the Times Square swimsuit appearance, also felt the confidence boost. “I was proud of the message we were sending. We’re all beautiful. We’re all strong.”
[photos courtesy of Curvy Girls Guide, Yvonne Valtierra, @DaisyJD]