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SUSU BESAR

For a few years I lived on a boat traveling Indonesian islands. During my time there I met many wonderful people, people who gave me some very endearing nicknames. One that seemed to stick was "Susu Besar" which literally translates to MILK BIG. You can guess what they were referring to. My girls were such a big hit in Indo that I had aunties in a Sumatran market squeezing my produce. Uninvited (#metoo). Even at my teensy-est I am a D cup and most people do not know that that is THE SINGULAR REASON I started making bikinis. While working long hours on sailboats I could never find any tops besides a sports bra that were made to comfortably lug...

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The Big Lie

Women, you've been lied to And we've all bought it. Hook, line and sinker. Every last one of us. If you are of the female persuasion you unfortunately have been told by media, society and everyone else that not only is your most important attribute your appearance but in addition you are supposed to fit into someone else's idea of how they want you to look. It is ingrained into your existence. You are expected to appear in unrealistic ways and by simply looking like yourself you are told you are inadequate. It starts early. You have been so objectified that you have unreal expectations of yourself causing body dysmorphia.Yeah thats right, you've got it, no matter how perfect society...

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For the Ladies

  It took me a minute but I wanted to say HAPPY 2018 I  AM  FEELING  IT January was sort of the Prequel to this energetic full moon (supermoon, blue moon, blood moon eclipse, wtf) that will begin to shift into what for me is supposed to be a creative explosion. I can dig it. I am excited and dazzled to be in the company of so many outstanding women. I see you out here shining and working at being your best. I want to take time to reiterate that you are enough and you are beautiful. Relax. Believe me I know, I'm the one who gets to see you all in your vulnerable bikini glory. Right now it's time...

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VI Relief

 On September 6th this year hurricane Irma (the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic basin) raked a swath of death & destruction through many Caribbean Islands making some uninhabitable and turning others into pure chaos. The US and British Virgins were hit incredibly hard destroying homes and displacing thousands. Two weeks later Maria, another category 5 set her sights on us again hitting sister islands of Puerto Rico & St Croix the hardest, which was unfortunate as they were the most instrumental in Irma relief and evacuations up to that point. Nearly three months later many people are still homeless or displaced and living without power. The people who remain in the islands are repairing and rebuilding but it is...

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ECOFLY

Sometimes dreams do come true and intersect. In my case it really was an instance of the stars aligning and was accompanied by a shower of heavenly delights. Besides my sweet-as-pie new baby nephew the most amazing gift this solstice brought was meeting some wonderful people who print ecologically friendly recycled lycra right in my new backyard. Not only is the new eco-fab sustainable, made from a mix of post consumer plastics including fishing nets and water bottles otherwise destined for the landfill, it is processed ecologically as well, with high standards for wastewater and emissions. The cherry on top is that this new fabric has won awards for its long life and durability.    In celebration of this exciting development we...

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