What even is a “beach-ready body,” anyway?

Society’s way of worshipping stick-thin girls and guys with six packs and shaming all of those who don’t have either or?

What’s wrong with a little belly? Some cellulite on them cheeks? A stretch mark or two? I, for one, don’t think having any of those things necessarily means you’re not ready to bare it all at the beach this summer.

That being said, I completely get it. I’m preaching body positivity here, yet I’m also afraid to show some skin. And I understand if you yourself aren’t yet comfortable ditching that white t-shirt and slipping into a bikini or swim trunks. Trust me, I know what it feels like.

I’m just saying, it sucks that that’s a thing.

But I’m not letting my body be the reason why I don’t have fun this summer. I’m going to be half-naked all I want (with maybe some high-waisted bikini bottoms or a one-piece) and I’m going to like it.

And you shouldn’t let your body get in the way of that either. So, go to the beach if you want to. Wear a t-shirt if you must.

I’m not going to judge you. Your friends aren’t going to judge you. And to those who do? A big f*ck you to them. Who asked them, anyway?

In the end, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and confidence is always key. If you don’t like what you see, take the steps needed to change that. Work out, diet — just get in shape and stay fit! Not just for that beach bod, but for yourself. Your overall health.

And remember, we all come in different shapes and sizes, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re all beautiful. I mean that.