Being diagnosed with, and then battling, breast cancer is a trial that many people unfortunately experience. Many women, after fighting for their lives, just wanted to feel normal. Part of feeling normal is enjoying your own body and not being ashamed of it. That’s why one woman decided to design a bikini that fit her perfectly (even after she had a mastectomy).
“The idea of Monokini 2.0 was born out of a need for clothing down as much as possible during a persistent heat wave. Having only one breast made finding fitting bikinis difficult, therefore I fashioned my own Monokini. Having done that, I thought that maybe there would be others out there like me, women who wanted swimwear that would not make them feel that they were missing a breast. Besides, being one-breasted creates great possibilities for cool swimwear design,” said Elina Halttunen, PhD. She, along with two artists, then developed a line of swimwear that would help these women feel more in tune with their own body.
She didn’t want these women to hide their scars.
They are warriors, they should be proud of them.
So these monokinis were fitted so that they could feel comfortable in their own skin.
Vilma and Katriina, the Nutty Tarts designers that helped Elina create this line, are excited to make even more suits.
Along with this photoshoot, they are running a crowd funding effort to bring these monokinis to the masses.
The money raising effort will go live next week.
If you’d like to support this awesome idea, check out their funding page when it goes live on May 30th. This is an awesome idea and cause, helping those women who have had to work so hard already in life… help them feel as beautiful and strong as they are.